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atsutil(8)						    BSD System Manager's Manual 						atsutil(8)

atsutil -- font registration system utility SYNOPSIS
atsutil autoactivation [-DdeaRh] [path] atsutil databases [-remove | -removeUser] atsutil fontprotection [-on | -off] [-get] [-files] [-fonts] atsutil server [-ping | -shutdown] atsutil help DESCRIPTION
atsutil tool controls some aspects of the font registration system. It may be used to modify font auto activation settings, font protection settings, remove font registration databases and caches, or restart the font registration daemon. autoactivation modifies font auto activation settings globally or for a specific application. databases will remove fontd System or User databases along with any cache files. Removing databases may cause the loss of font registration state: fonts activated outside the standard font directories, font faces disabled, and font libraries. New databases will be regenerated from fonts installed the standard font directories after the user logs out, restarts, or the fontd server is restarted. fontprotection overrides System font protection settings. server queries the status of fontd or shutdowns the fontd. Shutting down the fontd will spawn a new fontd. Shutting down the server is NOT recommended and will likely lead to misrendered text or application crashes. OPTIONS
autoactivation [-DdeaRh] [path] -D set font auto activation setting to default. -d is specified, then set font auto activation setting to disabled. -e is specified, then set font auto activation setting to enabled. -a is specified, then set font auto activation setting to ask. -R is specified, then reset font auto activation setting to default. -h is specified, then display help information. -path with options is specified, then set font auto activation setting locally for application. Otherwise, setting is global in scope. Note, path without options will return current font auto activation setting for application. databases [-remove | -removeUser] -remove remove fontd databases for active user and system (used when no one is logged in and some background processes). -removeUser remove fontd databases for the active user only. fontprotection [-on | -off] [-get] [-files] [-fonts] -on enable System font protection. -off disable System font protection. -get return System font protection setting. -files prints list of protected font files. -fonts prints list of protected font faces (Postscript names). server [-ping | -shutdown] -ping query running fontd. -shutdown shutdown fontd and spawn a new fontd. NOTE: this action is not recommended. See above. SEE ALSO
fontd(8) HISTORY
atsutil first appeared in MacOS X 10.5. Mac OS June 2, 2019 Mac OS

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mkfontdir(1X)															     mkfontdir(1X)

mkfontdir, fonts.dir, fonts.scale, fonts.alias - create an index of X font files in a directory SYNOPSIS
mkfontdir [directory-name...] DESCRIPTION
For each directory argument, mkfontdir reads all of the font files in the directory searching for properties named "FONT", or (failing that) the name of the file stripped of its suffix. These are converted to lower case and used as font names, and, along with the name of the font file, are written out to the file "fonts.dir" in the directory. The X server and font server use "fonts.dir" to find font files. The kinds of font files read by mkfontdir depend on configuration parameters, but typically include PCF (suffix ".pcf"), SNF (suffix ".snf") and BDF (suffix ".bdf"). If a font exists in multiple formats, mkfontdir will first choose PCF, then SNF and finally BDF. The first line of fonts.dir gives the number of fonts in the file. The remaining lines list the fonts themselves, one per line, in two fields. First is the name of the font file, followed by a space and the name of the font. SCALABLE FONTS
Because scalable font files do not usually include the X font name, the file "fonts.scale" can be used to name the scalable fonts in the directory. The fonts listed in it are copied to fonts.dir by mkfontdir. "fonts.scale" has the same format as the "fonts.dir" file. FONT NAME ALIASES
The file "fonts.alias", which can be put in any directory of the font-path, is used to map new names to existing fonts, and should be edited by hand. The format is two white-space separated columns, the first containing aliases and the second containing font-name pat- terns. Lines beginning with "!" are comment lines and are ignored. If neither the alias nor the value specifies the size fields of the font name, this is a scalable alias. A font name of any size that matches this alias will be mapped to the same size of the font that the alias resolves to. When a font alias is used, the name it references is searched for in the normal manner, looking through each font directory in turn. This means that the aliases need not mention fonts in the same directory as the alias file. To embed white space in either name, simply enclose it in double-quote marks; to embed double-quote marks (or any other character), precede them with back-slash: "magic-alias with spaces" regular-alias fixed If the string "FILE_NAMES_ALIASES" stands alone on a line, each file-name in the directory (stripped of its suffix) will be used as an alias for that font. FILES
List of fonts in the directory and the files they are stored in. Created by mkfontdir. Read by the X server and font server each time the font path is set (see xset(1X)). List of scalable fonts in the directory. Contents are copied to fonts.dir by mkfontdir. List of font name aliases. Read by the X server and font server each time the font path is set (see xset(1X)). SEE ALSO
X(1X), Xdec(1X), xfs(1X), xset(1X) mkfontdir(1X)
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