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Re: true type fonts in X 4.x ?

On Mon, Feb 04, 2002 at 11:46:03AM -0800, briand@zipcon.net wrote:
> Does anyone have the short version of how to set up true type fonts
> under X ?
> Here's what I did, maybe someone can point out the error in my ways.
> Add
>    Load "xtt"
> to XF86Config

Change this to
    Load "freetype"

> I also added /usr/share/fonts/truetype to the font path.
> run
>   ttfmkfdir -o fonts.dir
> in my /usr/share/fonts/truetype directory.

Make sure that fonts.scale is a copy of, or link to, fonts.dir in each
truetype directory.

> Try xfontsel and :
> the fonts are "selectable" but they won't appear, i.e. they don't seem
> to render at all.  In fact xfontsel starts acting a little strange
> with repaints now working, etc...

If you run Gnome, I suggest gfontsel from the gnome-utils package,
especially if you have lots of fonts installed.


Eric C. Cooper          e c c @ c m u . e d u

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