Re: quick ghoscript font question
hi ya david
yes... if gs ignore the fonts... ooppps.....
donno if gs required bdf or pcf...etc...
gs does seem to have a font varible:
and can look in
i donno if one can copy fonts into those directories
and have gs understand it...
i've not had problems with gs.... lately...but than
again.. i tend not to use/view ps formated files..
lots to play with to get it working..
oh well... if gs works...good... if it doesnt...
time to google search for font conversion tools
have fun linux
On Thu, 22 Nov 2001, David Z Maze wrote:
> Alvin Oga <aoga@Maggie.Linux-Consulting.com> writes:
> AO> gzip foo.pcf
> AO> cp foo.pcf.gz /usr/local/fonts
> AO> mkfontsdir /usr/local/fonts
> AO> xset +fp /usr/local/fonts
> AO> xset fp rehash
> AO> xlsfonts | grep foo
> AO> gs document_with_that_fonts.ps
> AO> if it works... add that path to your /etc/X11/XF86Config
> Not to be picky or anything, but whether or not a font is available to
> X has *absolutely no bearing* as to whether Ghostscript likes it or
> not. Ghostscript won't magically recognize X fonts; the various
> Postscript previewers based on Ghostscript will correctly render
> Ghostscript fonts in complete ignorance of X's font scheme.
> By way of useful advice, though, I'd read through
> /usr/share/doc/gs/Fonts.htm. The "Adding your own fonts" section
> mentions how to convert a BDF bitmap font to a Type 1 font; I'm not
> clear if a PCF font can readily be converted to BDF, though (the other
> direction appears to be possible).
> David Maze firstname.lastname@example.org http://people.debian.org/~dmaze/