[Bug 268643] FreeBSD Handbook: using fonts in X.Org: suggested improvements

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Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2022 17:23:46 UTC

            Bug ID: 268643
           Summary: FreeBSD Handbook: using fonts in X.Org: suggested
           Product: Documentation
           Version: Latest
          Hardware: Any
                OS: Any
            Status: New
          Severity: Affects Some People
          Priority: ---
         Component: Books & Articles
          Assignee: doc@FreeBSD.org
          Reporter: grahamperrin@freebsd.org

Re: <https://docs.freebsd.org/en/books/handbook/x11/#x-fonts>

Quoting Simon Adameit under
with his permission.

> … based on what I've heard here, I'd suggest to:
> - make the introduction to fonts less dependend on X: e.g. introduce 
>   fontconfig and communicate what the consumers of it are (e.g. gtk, qt) 
>   such that the docs can be useful even if the user does use wayland
> - get rid of legacy suggestions to install e.g. urwfonts and maybe 
>   replace those with whatever the "modern" OpenType replacement of those is 
> In general I prefer documentation that doesn't just give a recipe but also 
> helps understand the different components and concepts involved and how 
> they fit together such that I can gain more general knowledge that can be 
> adapted to my specific setup and goals.

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