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Re: Truetype fonts

To quote Anton Emmerfors <anton@vegasys.com>,
# While it is true that ttmkfdir identifies more fonts and encodings
# than mkttfdir, I have not been able to make xfs (4.0.2 from testing)
# work with its fonts.dir files. The only difference I can find is that
# ttmkfdir does not capitalize foudries but that should not make a
# difference, should it?

While I don't think that that should make a difference, I'd like to
point out that it Word For Me(tm) :) I'm running Sid, XFree86 4.0.2, and
I'm using the built-in font renderer.

If you're using the 'xfs' font server, a seperate executable, then
that'd be your problem. It doesn't do truetype fonts. 'xfs-xtt' does,
however, and you can use that if you insist on having a seperate font
server. XFree86 4.0.x has native support for truetype fonts, though.
Just add:

Load "freetype"

into your "Modules" section of XF86Config-4. Then add a "FontPath" to
your truetype fonts in the "Files" secton.

David Barclay Harris, Clan Barclay
    Aut agere, aut mori. (Either action, or death.)

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