[reportlab-users] [Bitbucket] Issue #22: add '~/.fonts' (for user fonts on Ubuntu) to TTFSearchPath (rptlab/reportlab)

Andy Robinson andy at reportlab.com
Tue Feb 25 03:38:12 EST 2014

On 24 February 2014 22:40, Marius Gedminas <marius at gedmin.as> wrote:

> I believe the new standard is ~/.local/share/fonts/ [1] (where the

> ~/.local/share part can be overridden by the $XDG_DATA_HOME environment

> variable[2]).


> [1] https://github.com/ValveSoftware/steam-for-linux/issues/2307

> [2] http://standards.freedesktop.org/basedir-spec/basedir-spec-latest.html

That is very useful to know about - thank you.

Now the Python 3.x thing is largely behind us, we can start to
'featurise' a bit more rapidly, and we aim to do a 3.1 fairly soon
(which will have an accompanying commercial package). I think we
should add....

- a user font directory as discussed above
- we introduced a hook for people to add their own monkeypatches, but
currently it looks for files in the site-packages area where reportlab
is installed. IMHO we should also look for somewhere more
traditional like a dot-file in the home directory

- Andy

Andy Robinson
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