[oclug] xfree 4.0
snam1343 at home.com
Sat Feb 24 17:25:21 EST 2001
Actually in RedHat, it's quite easy to install truetype fonts if you have XFree
86 version 4.
1. Make a directory in /usr/share/fonts ( I just made 'trutype' dir on my
2. Copy TTF fonts to the directory ( in my case I just copied all TTF fonts from
my Windows partition)
3. Go into the directory and run 'ttmkfdir -o fonts.scale' and 'mkfontdir'
4. chkfontpath --add dir ( dir is the name of the directory you created and it
should be absolute path)
5. xset fp rehash
This solution only applies to RedHat, I believe. I recommend you to read Font
HOWTO for more information.
On my Debian, I just use xfstt and haven't bothered to check if there's other
way. ( there must be because XFree 86 version 4 is supposed to support truetype
Johnathan Hicks wrote:
> Yes xfstt works quite well for me. :)
> Even though it works well I'd rather have proper TTF support in xfs to
> keep things all in one place.
> Shad Young wrote:
> > Best and easiest solution to True Type Font is xfstt, a small
> > application that runs in the background.
> > Grab a rpm or src-tgz from freshmeat, copile and install.. add fonts to
> > where ever the rpm installs the font dir.. (RH is
> > /usr/share/fonts/truetype i believe) type xfstt --sync (createsthe font
> > dir file automatically) and then add a entry to rc.local for xfstt if
> > you compiled from src...if you used a rpm then it should have already
> > created a rc entry for the inits for you)
> > Its done as fast as it took to read this posting. Fonts are available
> > for gimp, netscape, windowmanagers..everywhere but StarOffice, but i
> > hear the is a work around for that.
> > Shad
> > "Michael P. Soulier" wrote:
> > >
> > > On Sat, Feb 24, 2001 at 11:09:25AM -0500, DaveR wrote:
> > >
> > > > Mike, I too just "upgraded to XFree86 4.0.2", and am quite happy with
> > > > the results. I too found that "xf86config" gave me the desired results
> > > > ("XFree86 -configure" didn't do it for me either). Glad your story has a
> > > > happy ending.
> > >
> > > Me too... Next problem, true-type fonts.
> > >
> > > Mike
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