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freetype2-infinality run-time settings => infinality compatible fontconfig => infinality-bundle

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fontconfig-{infinality}-ultimate

Font configuration files, patches, scripts and source packages (Infinality & friends)

Project's website: bohoomil.com

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Quick installation instructions

I. If you are an Arch Linux user, or if you are using one of the Arch Linux derivatives, you may want to use pre-compiled packages from the [infinality-bundle] repository I maintain. This is a recommended approach in a majority of cases as it gives access to the entire functionality offered by Infinality patches and the ultimate configuration without a typical post installation routine.

NOTE Make sure your distribution has been fully updated and is using the most recent libraries as present in the official Arch Linux repositories. Using outdated system components with the bundle is not recommended as it may severely break your system.

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II. If you still prefer or have to go the generic way, i.e. install freetype2-infinality from the AUR, you can use fontconfig-infinality-ultimate-git and build it on your own. The git version may be less stable than the one available in my repository since it is a testing ground for future fontconfig-infinality-ultimate official releases. When you are done with insatllation, you will have to copy custom infinality-settings.sh from /usr/share/doc/fontconfig-infinality-ultimate-git/freetype to /etc/profile.d and replace the one that came with the non-bundle freetype2-infinality.

III. If you are using any Linux distribution but Arch Linux or its derivative, you can use all available resources here to rebuild fontconfig package available in your distribution. (For pre-2.10.93 versions of stock fontconfig--especially version 2.10.92--check the infinality-bundle branch of this repo for compatible patches.) Building a patched version of fontconfig should be relatively easy: all you will need is appropriate src and devel packages and libraries and your favourite text editor to modify the build script. You can always use Arch's PKGBUILD as a model to follow. If you have questions, please consult your distro's documentation and community.

NOTE Before installing any patched version fontconfig, backup the whole /etc/fonts directory in case something goes wrong and you are sure it has nothing to do with your local fontconfig configuration, usually available in $HOME/.config/fontconfig. This way you can simply revert your setup to its previous state.

NOTE Start troubleshooting by temporarily disabling your local fontconfig configuration. It may be possible that your personal configuration overrides and interferes with global fontconfig settings.

Last but not least, don't forget to copy custom infinality-settings.sh from /usr/share/doc/fontconfig-infinality-ultimate-git/freetype to /etc/profile.d and replace the one that came with the non-bundle freetype2-infinality.

NOTE You will need freetype2-infinality at least version 2.5.2.

Further customization and misc options

  • Many changes to the global fontconfig-ultimate settings can be introduced on a per-user ground in a local $HOME/.config/fontconfig directory. Please, consult /usr/share/doc/fontconfig-infinality-ultimate{-git}/ fontconfig for examples and templates you will need to start tweaking.

  • At the moment, there are two font collections supported by fontconfig-infinality-ultimate out of the box: a free one (activated by default), available for Arch Linux users as easy to install packages, and a proprietary one (Microsoft's fonts supplied with MS Windows and MS Office). In you want to switch between them, use fc-presets script. There is also a custom preset available for highly customized font collections. Configuration files for all the presets are located in /etc/fonts/conf.avail.infinality/.

  • If you are using a desktop environment (KDE, Gnome) that lets you adjust font settings on its own, you can duplicate the base values as found in /etc/profile.d/infinality-settings.sh.

  • All the necessary build scripts can be found in infinality-bundle branch. It should not be a very demanding task to 'translate' them for use in your own Linux distribution.


License

The MIT License (MIT) http://opensource.org/licenses/MIT Copyright (c) 2014 bohoomil

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

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