Making Inkscape 0.91 work with Extensis Suitcase on Mac (Sierra)

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crosshatch
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Making Inkscape 0.91 work with Extensis Suitcase on Mac (Sierra)

Postby crosshatch » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:56 pm

I searched for this and didn't find anything. Mods: If this is a repeat, is included in documentation somewhere, and/or has an easier solution, please feel free to delete.

  1. Find the path to your Suitcase font vault. You can find that in Suitcase by going to Preferences > Type Core
  2. Go to /Applications. Right-click/CTRL+click on Inkscape.app. Select "Show Package Contents" from context menu.
  3. Navigate to Contents/Resources/etc/fonts/conf.d/51-local.conf. Open in a text editor.
    The file should look something like this:

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    <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">
    <fontconfig>
       <!-- Load local system customization file -->
       <include ignore_missing="yes">local.conf</include>
    </fontconfig>
  4. Somewhere inside the <fontconfig> tags, insert the path from step 1. For good measure, I also included the font directory for my user account. My file ended up looking like this:

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    <!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">
    <fontconfig>
       <!-- Load local system customization file -->
       <include ignore_missing="yes">local.conf</include>
       
       <!-- MY USER FONT DIRECTORY -->
       <dir>/Users/myusername/Library/Fonts</dir>
       
       <!-- SUITCASE FONT LOCATION FROM STEP 1 -->
       <dir>/Users/myusername/Library/Extensis/Suitcase Fusion/</dir>
    </fontconfig>
  5. Restart Inkscape.

It should now behave normally WRT font activation through Suitcase. On my system, I do not need to restart Inkscape when I activate or deactivate fonts in Suitcase.

Moini
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Re: Making Inkscape 0.91 work with Extensis Suitcase on Mac (Sierra)

Postby Moini » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:19 am

Thanks for submitting :) Asking as a Linux user: What is suitcase? A font manager software?
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crosshatch
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Re: Making Inkscape 0.91 work with Extensis Suitcase on Mac (Sierra)

Postby crosshatch » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:24 am

Yes, it's probably the most commonly used font manager for Mac, at least for graphic design pros.

Moini
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Re: Making Inkscape 0.91 work with Extensis Suitcase on Mac (Sierra)

Postby Moini » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:36 am

Thanks!
Something doesn't work? - Keeping an eye on the status bar can save you a lot of time!

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