doesn't the xfs in redhat 6.0 already include the truetype patches? ie no
need to download xfstt/xfsft, just add the TrueType directory to the
standard rh6 xfs fontpath....
> From: kevin lyda[SMTP:kevin at suberic.net]
> Sent: 25 June 1999 12:14
> To: ilug at linux.ie> Subject: [ILUG] Re: x font issue....
>>> www.linux.ie people might want to slap this up as a "fun with fonts on
> redhat 6.0" type tutorial. the last time someone did that they didn't
> take credit for the grunt work of htmlizing it. that's not fair, so
> speak up this time. something along the lines of "htmlized by
> paddy apache for that lazy git of an author kevin lyda" would seem
>> every time i say redhat, i mean redhat 6.0. older versions of redhat
> didn't use a font server by default.
>> ok, if you run gimp on a redhat system, and you do one of the logo
> script-fu's you'll no doubt get a warning: can't find font.
>> so, if you do an rpm -qi gimp you'll find that it lists where to get them.
> the relevant lines being:
>> Get ftp://ftp.gimp.org/pub/gimp/fonts/freefonts-0.10.tar.gz and
>ftp://ftp.gimp.org/pub/gimp/fonts/sharefonts-0.10.tar.gz if you are
> so inclined. Alternatively, choose fonts which exist on your system
> before running the scripts.
>> you can ignore the last bit - normal x fonts just aren't as fun. :)
> snarf the files and then in /usr/lib/X11/fonts do the following as
>> # tar zxf /path/snarfed/to/freefonts-0.10.tar.gz
> # tar zxf sharefonts-0.10.tar.gz
>> now, *leave the untarred dirs alone*!!! don't be a moron and delete
> the fonts.dir files - mkfontdir won't make it again. not that i'm
>> there's a chkfontpath utility on redhat systems, butbefriend your
> friendly neighborhood text editor with a visit to /etc/X11/fs/config.
> this is the x font server config file for those of you who think the
> file name is too cryptic. (you're wrong by the way, but i digress)
> just add the /usr/lib/X11/fonts/freefont and the other one to
> the file (it's the catalogue section with all the comma delimitted
> directories, this isn't rocket science).
>> still as root you'll need to restart the x font server. on a redhat
> you would type:
>> # /etc/rc.d/init.d/xfs restart
>> now you're done. but if you want some truetype fonts, read on!
> (no, i never sold ginsu knives for a living, why do you ask?)
>> go download the xfstt-0.9.99-2.i386.rpm package from rcontrib.redhat.com
> (or a mirror since it's always full). install it. if you're running
> x you'll need to do this after starting the xfstt server:
>> % xset fp+ inet/127.0.0.1:7101
> % xset fp rehash
>> but it should work automatically from then on since it gets added to your
> XF86Config file.
>> toss all your .ttf files into /usr/share/fonts/truetype. stop and start
> the server with:
>> # /etc/rc.d/init.d/xfstt stop
> # /etc/rc.d/init.d/xfstt start
>> and then refresh your x server with:
>> xset fp rehash
>> and you're golden. remember, it's free software, version numbers
> change. you might be able to cut and paste package names out of
> this, but you might not.
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