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Re: Free fonts

Will Trillich wrote:

On Tue, Feb 18, 2003 at 06:00:17PM +0100, Wim De Smet wrote:
Could anybody help me out in just how you install a font under X?

well, what *i* did was

	apt-get install xfonts-scalable
	apt-get install freefont

then to figure out where to look for more info,

	dpkg -L freefont

and so i browsed to

	lynx /usr/share/doc/freefont/

where i learned to try

	xset fp+ /usr/X11/lib/fonts/freefont

...and i thought all would be lovely. sadly, my font menu didn't
change, even after restarting (and the stopping, cold, and
re-starting from scratch) the x window server.

so to answer your question, you can apt-get install some fonts;
getting them to work with your setup, ah -- there's the rub.
I think you'll need to add it to your paths in /etc/X11/XF86Config or in your server config ( i.e. /etc/X11/fs/config) You may also need to run the 'mkfontdir /usr/share/doc/freefont/' so that X can read the fonts.dir for that directory.


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