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Installing True Type Fonts on a Linux Computer

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by Whil Hentzen
Length: 6 pgs
Formats Available: PDF
Press date: 2003/12/14
Source code: N/A

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Linux fonts are... a work in progress. That's a nice way of saying that they've got a ways to go to meet True Type fonts. And by themselves, they're not very interesting – they need to be displayed, and, in Linux, that means in X. You can make fonts accessible by X in a couple of different ways. This paper describes one quick mechanism relying on xfs, the "X font server", which is included in Xfree86 4.0 and later.

Table of Contents

1. Preface
1.1. Copyright
1.2. Revisions
1.2.1. History
1.2.2. New version
1.2.3. Feedback and corrections
1.3. References and acknowledgments
1.4. Disclaimer
1.5. Prerequisites

2. Copy fonts to your Linux machine

3. Tell X about your fonts

4. Modify the xfs configuration file

5. Reload the xfs configuration file

6. Restart your X-session

7. Check to see if your fonts are really installed

8. Use your fonts

9. To add more fonts to an existing directory

10. Where to go for more information

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