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Is there a way to configure the font path in Linux easily using a PATH-like variable or a configuration file?

I keep most of my fonts in Dropbox, so I'd like to set the font path to be something like:


Any way to do this?

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Just symlink a subfolder of .fonts to a folder in your Dropbox.

E.g., from the commandline:

ln -s $HOME/Dropbox/Documents/Fonts ~/.fonts/Dropbox-Fonts

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Sweet! I didn't know it would climb down into subdirectories. – Naftuli Tzvi Kay Jan 2 '11 at 3:02

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