[reportlab-users] suggestion for fonts

Robin Becker reportlab-users@reportlab.com
Fri, 09 Jul 2004 10:19:48 +0100

Jerome Alet wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 09, 2004 at 02:25:02PM +0800, Craig Ringer wrote:
>>On Fri, 2004-07-09 at 07:29, Andy Robinson wrote:
>>>Sensible, I just added this in.  It will look for './fonts' in the 
>>>current directory whenever reportlab is first imported.  Our
>>>standard approach checks to see if lots of possible directories
>>>exist, and only existing ones end up on the path, so this is cheap.
>>On Linux, it might also be an idea to look at $HOME/.fonts as that's
>>where FontConfig keeps user-installed fonts by default.
> yes would be fine as well.
> yesterday I forgot to say why I wanted this, so here's why :
> when you had enormous difficulties to have an hosting provider
> install ReportLab, and he did it NOT in your own directory but
> system wide, and now you want additionnal fonts, it's not as
> easy as it could be.
> any comment ?
> Jerome Alet
> _______________________________________________

We could add a HOME variable to the rl config stuff. Then you could do


in the search paths. HOME can be obtained from the environment and could default 
to '.' in the worst case of not being defined.
Robin Becker