Re: TrueType fonts, xfstt and freefont
The fonts included with the freefont package are not TrueType fonts,
they're Postscript Type 1 fonts. These fonts can be used directly by the
X server without the intercession of xfstt (which is only for TrueType
"Aaron M. Stromas" wrote:
> i've got tired of the tiny fonts in netscape and installed the xfstt
> and the freefont package. when i ran the 'xfstt --sync' it complained
> about not finding any *.ttf files. i looked at what is in the freefont
> package and discovered that the fonts are in .pbf format.
> so, xfstt is not meant to use freefont?
> according to freefont's documentation all that's needed is to restart
> the x server but that does not solve the netscape problem. i've
> searched for the basic .ttf fonts without success, although i've seen
> some suggestions to use fonts off the m$ site. after a while i tried
> it but all i see are .exe files. can somebody explain the business
> with freefont and also point me to the source of .ttf? please, cc me
> as i'm temporary unsubscribed. tia,
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