A Methodology for Fontconfig Editing
posted March 07, 2018
One of the hardest parts about building beautiful Linux systems is fonts. Fonts on Linux are generally handled with fontconfig. Unfortunately, fontconfig has no real GUI editors or usable interactive configuration tools, so users are expected to manually edit XML configuration files.
As with most Unix styling topics, Eevee has a great piece on fontconfig’s complexities. She digs into how to disable and re-configure fonts, how to set fallbacks, and how to verify that the correct resolution order is set.
Modding, Vim, i3, and Efficiency
posted March 06, 2018
I spend a great deal of time modding my Linux machine. Practiced by many Linux users, modding is the process of making a Linux installation pretty, by changing the color schemes, fonts and font sizes, icons, default applications, and the desktop background. As a noun, a mod is the final product of that process: a computer system which looks pretty while remaining functional. For example, here are screenshots of my two most recent mods.