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I've had several font packages installed on my Fedora 20 machine, but for some reason - neither KDE nor Gnome apps notice them. Specifically, these are the Culmus Hebrew fonts (packages culmus-aharoni, culmus-drugulin etc.)

Is there something I should be doing? Is it a bug? A mis-feature?

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I'm not sure exactly what's wrong; I just installed the culmus-aharoni-clm-fonts package on my F22 system and it appears just fine (as Aharoni CLM):

fc-match Aharoni
AharoniCLM-Book.pfa: "Aharoni CLM" "Book"

But something weird may be going on on your system. Updating to F22 may fix this, or, you could also try rebuilding the font cache:

sudo fc-cache -f /usr/share/fonts/culmus

(Or, remove and reinstall the RPMs, which will do the same as part of the package install scripts.)

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  • I'll ask my sysadmin to do this tomorrow (I don't have root on the machine actually, otherwise I would not have used Fedora in the first place).
    – einpoklum
    Sep 21, 2015 at 17:52
  • But now that you've used it, you're converted, right? :)
    – mattdm
    Sep 21, 2015 at 17:59
  • Converted to Debian-based distros maybe :-( Seriously though, ever since the systemd thing took hold I'm thinking I should probably find me another distribution to "call home".
    – einpoklum
    Sep 21, 2015 at 18:46
  • Back to topic, does the font show up with fc-match?
    – mattdm
    Sep 21, 2015 at 19:14

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