otaylor at redhat.com
Sun Aug 21 11:18:21 PDT 2005
On Mon, 2005-08-22 at 01:56 +1000, Russell Shaw wrote:
> Is Xrender supposed to replace Xft?
Both Cairo and Xft use the RENDER extension to draw fonts
and fontconfig to locate those fonts. We've tried to make
the Xft => Cairo transition as seemless as possible.
> With everything going to client-side fonts, how are users
> supposed to configure fonts for x clients running on remote
> servers? Do users need an account and home directory on every
> x client machine to load their fonts?
A) Applications you want to run
B) Fonts that you want the application to use
They need to be on the same place: the "client" machine.
The most common client/server case for X is the "X terminal
case" where the Xserver is a very minimal machine and the
user's home dir and apps are on a central machine - having
the fonts on the central machine is clearly more convenient.
In the case where you are running a random app over ssh - well,
yes, the font has to be on the machine with the app, but having
a few fonts installed along with the X libraries isn't a big
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