Linux Fonts :: Location, FontConfig Information
Fonts on Linux have been a definite weak point, although the situation is improving rapidly. This article might help clarify some of the issues around Linux's font handling.
:: Quote ::The current generation of Linux distributions uses Fontconfig for keeping track of the installed fonts on the system. Check for the file /etc/fonts/fonts.conf, the Fontconfig system-wide configuration file. Among other things, this file indicates what directories Fontconfig should search for fonts. By default, most are kept in /usr/share/fonts/, so this is the simplest place to which to copy your new acquisitions.
That should help debug some font issues longterm.
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