Announcement: System fonts port tree
amake at macports.org
Wed Jun 10 00:27:53 UTC 2020
In case anyone is interested in installing system fonts through MacPorts, Iâve set up an unofficial ports tree here:
See the readme for setup instructions.
- What are âsystem fontsâ?
Simply, fonts that go in /Library/Fonts, for use throughout the system in âregularâ GUI applications. As opposed to the fonts offered in the default ports tree, which seem to be only for X11 or are not by default installed to /Library/Fonts and so arenât âseenâ by GUI apps.
- What kinds of fonts are included?
Mostly monospace programming fonts, and CJK stuff. Submissions are welcome.
- Why make this?
I like to keep my fonts up to date, and MacPorts is a great way to do so.
I asked about including system font ports in the default ports tree a long time ago on the dev list. The main problem is that itâs not âniceâ to put the install files outside of the blessed MacPorts directories ($prefix, /Applications/MacPorts, etc.), so some sort of mechanism that symlinks to /Library/Fonts would need to be developed.
I didnât have the motivation to implement such a thing, and I donât really care about the "installs files outside the common directory structureâ warning, so I just said âscrew itâ and started making ports that dump straight to /Library/Fonts.
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