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Re: TrueType fonts (again)

On Thursday 28 August 2003 04:43, Robert Storey wrote:
> I upgraded to Sid. Mozilla, which previously had bitmapped fonts, now
> has
> TrueType fonts - apt-get dist-upgrade" seems to have handled this
> automagically . That's great, but Konqueror, Kmail, and Sylpheed (among
> others) are still stuck in bitmap mode.

Two things:

Mozilla has its own font handling (via FreeType) while QT (and thus KDE) and 
other X applications use the X font system. Depending on your setup, you'll 
have to make sure that X knows about the fonts. If you don't see the fonts 
with xfontsel, have a look at your /etc/XF86Config-4 and check if the font 
path is set correctly. If so, you might have to recreate the font index in 
the directory the TT fonts are installed.

If X knows about the fonts but any QT based application fails to see them, 
edit the file ~/.qt/qtrc and set the variables useXft and enableXft to 
'false'. This seems to be a bug in QT.

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