Re: true type fonts and xfstt (again)
i've read and followed the faq before i asked for advice. the xfontsel -pattern
found no matches. xcoral is not on my system - what is it?
Seth R Arnold wrote:
> Aaron, there is a bit more involved than just adding it to the config files.
> here is the relevant section snipped from /usr/doc/xfstt/FAQ.gz:
> 1.1 How do I test it?
> mkdir /usr/share/fonts/truetype and put some *ttf fonts there, now run
> make xfstt && make install
> xfstt --sync
> xfstt &
> xset fp+ unix/:7101
> xcoral -fn "TTM20_Times New Roman"
> xfontsel -pattern "-*-*-*-*-*-tt-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*"
> xset -fp unix/:7101
> If your X server cannot handle the unix protocol replace the
> unix/:7101 part by inet/127.0.0.1:7101 (assuming the machine
> running xfstt has 127.0.0.1 as internet address).
> 1.2 How do I use it?
> Add unix/:7101 to the fontpath in your X11 configuration file.
> Start xfstt a few seconds before starting X11.
> Once you do these things, it will probably work nicer. :)
> On Wed, Sep 22, 1999 at 08:54:19AM -0400, Aaron Stromas wrote:
> > hi,
> > in an attempt to use the true type fonts i installed the xfstt, copied
> > the fonts from a windows machine and added "FontPath "unix/:7101" to my
> > XF86Config. unfortunately, my X server will not start. it quits with
> > "could not open default font 'fixed'".
> > i have also tried this: 1) commented out the unix:7101 font path, 2)
> > started x, 3) started xfstt (xfstt &), 4) added font path (xset fp+
> > unix/:7101), and 5) ran xfontsel -pattern "-*-*-*-*-tt-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*"
> > which produced "no match". it appears, i'm not getting the true type
> > fonts.
> > any explanations of what is wrong and how to correct the problem would
> > be much appreciated.
> > also, the windows font directory contain a bunch of *.fon which 'file'
> > says is ms-dos executable. what is it? it has 8514fix.fon, so maybe it
> > has something to do with the fixed font. quite a few font names are
> > capitalised, does it matter?
> > please, cc me, as for a variety of reasons, i'm not currently on the
> > list. tia,
> > -a
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