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NAME

       g.mkfontcap   -  Generates the font configuration file by scanning various directories for
       fonts.

KEYWORDS

       general

SYNOPSIS

       g.mkfontcap
       g.mkfontcap --help
       g.mkfontcap [-os]  [extradirs=string]   [--help]  [--verbose]  [--quiet]  [--ui]

   Flags:
       -o
           Overwrite font configuration file if already existing

       -s
           Write font configuration file to standard output instead of $GISBASE/etc

       --help
           Print usage summary

       --verbose
           Verbose module output

       --quiet
           Quiet module output

       --ui
           Force launching GUI dialog

   Parameters:
       extradirs=string
           List of extra directories to scan
           Comma-separated list of extra directories to scan  for  Freetype-compatible  fonts  as
           well as the defaults (see documentation)

DESCRIPTION

       g.mkfontcap is a utilty to generate a GRASS font configuration file ("fontcap") containing
       details of the fonts available on the current system.  If Freetype is not  installed,  the
       font  list  will  be  limited to the set of Hershey stroke fonts supplied with GRASS. With
       Freetype enabled however, the module will recursively scan all files within  a  predefined
       hierarchy  to  find Freetype-compatible scalable fonts. The list of directories scanned is
       currently:
           /usr/lib/X11/fonts
           /usr/share/X11/fonts
           /usr/share/fonts
           /usr/local/share/fonts
           ${HOME}/Library/Fonts
           /Library/Fonts
           /System/Library/Fonts
           ${WINDIR}/Fonts

       These correspond to directories where fonts can be found on some common operating systems.
       Extra  directories  to  search  can  easily  by added using the extradirs parameter, which
       accepts a comma-separated list. An extra directory may optionally contain  an  environment
       variable at the start of the string, if enclosed in ${xxx} syntax (see examples above).

       The    module   will   normally   write   to   the   standard   fontcap   file   location,
       $GISBASE/etc/fontcap. If the environment variable GRASS_FONT_CAP is set, the  output  will
       instead  be  written  to  the file specified by that variable. This is useful if you don’t
       have permission to modify $GISBASE/etc/fontcap: in this case you can use e.g.
       # use local file version instead of system copy
       GRASS_FONT_CAP=$HOME/.gfontcap
       export GRASS_FONT_CAP
       g.mkfontcap

       to create a personal copy and then to make GRASS use that file instead of the system copy.

       The output list of fonts is  sorted  first  by  type  (Stroke  fonts  first,  followed  by
       Freetype) and within each type by the short name of the font.

SEE ALSO

        d.font

AUTHOR

       Paul Kelly

       Last changed: $Date: 2013-06-26 07:18:23 +0200 (Wed, 26 Jun 2013) $

SOURCE CODE

       Available at: g.mkfontcap source code (history)

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