[oclug] xfree 4.0
ste at jmrconsulting.com
Sat Feb 24 17:51:54 EST 2001
Actually, in my experience, ttmkfdir may think some of your ttfonts are
"broken" for some reason or another. The only way to get those fonts to
work the first time, without a hitch, is to use xfstt.
RedHat 5.2 had a warning about running ttmkfdir in its preconfigured
truetype directory, because some fonts are considered "broken" by ttmkfdir.
On 2001.02.24 17:25:21 -0500 Seung-woo Nam wrote:
> Actually in RedHat, it's quite easy to install truetype fonts if you have
> 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
> 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
> HOWTO for more information.
> On my Debian, I just use xfstt and haven't bothered to check if there's
> way. ( there must be because XFree 86 version 4 is supposed to support
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