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       update-canna-dics_dir - compile dics.dir file



       update-canna-dics_dir assembles a dics.dir file in the Canna dictionary
       using  one  or  more  alias  files   found   in   a   subdirectory   of
       /etc/X11/fonts/.    It   is  typically  invoked  only  from  the  post-
       installation and post-removal scripts of  a  package  containing  fonts
       (that provide aliases for their names) for the X Window System, but may
       be invoked at any time to  reconstruct  fonts.alias  files.   For  each
       directory,  which  is either an absolute path to an X font directory or
       (preferably) simply the last component of its path (such as "75dpi"  or
       "misc"),          update-canna-dics_dir          will          assemble
       /usr/lib/X11/fonts/directory/fonts.alias  from  the  files   found   in

       This enables multiple packages to provide aliases for fonts in the same
       directory.  No font package actually provides the fonts.alias  file  in
       the  X  font directory itself, so there is no danger of overwriting one
       package’s aliases with those of another.

       For instance, the two packages "xfonts-base" and "xfonts-cjk" may  both
       install  fonts  into  the directory /usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc.  They each
       place their fonts.alias files in  /etc/X11/fonts/misc/xfonts-base.alias
       and /etc/X11/fonts/misc/xfonts-cjk.alias (respectively).  update-canna-
       dics_dir concatenates these two files (as well as any others that match
       /etc/X11/fonts/misc/*.alias)  into /usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc/fonts.alias.

       The format for fonts.alias files is given in  the  mkfontdir(1)  manual

       An  example  of  how to use update-canna-dics_dir in package maintainer
       scripts is provided in the Debian Policy Manual.




       update-canna-dics_dir exits with status 1 if its arguments  are  absent
       or invalid.


       See  <>.   If  you  wish to report a bug in
       update-canna-dics_dir,    please     see     /usr/share/doc/debian/bug-
       reporting.txt, the bug(1) command, or the reportbug(1) command.


       update-canna-dics_dir  is  written and copyrighted by ISHIKAWA Mutsumi.
       It is licensed under the GNU GPL, version 2.