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Re: Fonts working "out of the box"

On Wed, Aug 22, 2001 at 09:24:06AM -0500, Steve Greenland wrote:
> What would be nice, though, is that when I install a font package, those
> fonts become available, under consistent names, to all the font-using
> packages capable of using that format of font. One imagines a system
> similar to the emacs add-on packages, with register hooks.
> No, I have no idea if that is practical, or even possible. I'm just
> saying what I would like.

It's possible. For the most part, we already do that, though you may
have to install a few more packages. (I.E. for gsfonts, you have
to install gsfonts-x11 to use them under X.) Where specifically 
were you having problems? (Abiword doesn't work, but Abiword
chose a font solution different from the rest of the world.)

David Starner - dstarner98@aasaa.ofe.org
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