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Re: off-topic - netscape



On Sun, May 24, 1998 at 07:16:53PM +0000, Rev. Joseph Carter wrote:
> On Sun, May 24, 1998 at 09:51:56PM +0200, Chris Zander wrote:
> > I've been using the Netscape Communicator for Linux for quite some time now and
> > have always wondered if there is some way to make it use dynamic fonts - or at
> > 
> > Is there really no way of making the linux version of netscape dynamic fonts?
> 
> You can make it use a font server.  If you're running hamm it should be
> possible to grab and set up the slink package xfstt.  Wait for a few days
> for the new version to circulate out to everyone.  Then you can happily use
> TrueType fonts and call it good enough.

Just wanted to add to that - xfstt works great fo rmaking netscape
look good :)
unfortunatly xfstt has no fonts with it...so you will need to find
some true type fonts. Personally I used to use Win95 and I still have
a licence for Win95 (even though I don't use it) so I just grabbed the M$
Truetype fonts from windows.
Unfortunatly these are "Part of the Operating system" (least as far as I read
the "Micro$oft EULA" they are)

BTW if anyone knows of any really free TrueType fonts please let me know
I would love to put together a little something so that xfstt can
work "out of the box" (al I would really need for that would be 1 font 
actually)

As it stands with the latest version, it installs, and it adds scripts et al
to start and stop through init (ie it starts on boot now) but, if there are no
fonts, it is all for naught - it will fail to run at startup et al because
it has no fonts

but anyway...once it has fonts...Netscape looks GREAT!

-Steve 
-- 
** Stephen Carpenter ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** sjc@delphi.com **
"We do everything by custom, even belive by it; our very axioms, let us
 boast of free-thinking as we may, are oftenest simply such beliefs 
 as we have never questioned"
--Thomas Carlyle 

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