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Re: Debian Font Guide for Newbies and the Confused

On Thu, Oct 16, 2003 at 03:07:52PM -0700, Paul Yeatman said
> > > The debconf message for defoma told me to put
> > > /var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType as a FontPath in
> > > XF86Config-4 but my /var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfon t-conf.d/dirs/TrueType/
> > > directory contains nothing but the file, fonts.dir, at the moment.
> > > This doesn't seem correct.  
> > 
> > Have you installed any truetype font packages from Debian?
> Apparently not :)  I wasn't even aware I needed to (this is the level
> of font understanding I'm coming from :).  If defoma uses true type
> fonts, why doesn't it suggest/recommend any true type font packages to
> install?  Determining which true type font package to install myself
> isn't so obvious.  Looks like any package starting with ttf- are true
> type font packages.  The only three that don't seem to be for another
> language are the non-free larabie packages.  

ttf-bitstream-vera is in sarge and sid and is quite Free.  I even gave
the full URL to the .deb :) As well as msttcorefonts, which is an
installer package which downloads the MS corefonts and sets them up for

> Looking at the "list of
> files", these seem to unpack into /usr/X11R6/X11/fonts/TrueType/ and
> /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ instead of into
> /var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType/.

Yes, x-ttcidfont symlinks the fonts into
/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType/, they still get
installed somewhere else.

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