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Old 06-07-2005, 06:29 PM   #1
BarryTice
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Fedora 1 and True-Type font installations


Greetings.

I have a ClickART font CD full of True-Type fonts. (the copyright date is 1995.) I would like to install some of these fonts on a Fedora Core 1 system using Gnome.

I understand that the "easy" way to do this is to open fonts:/// and drag the font files into that window. But it will not let me do that.

I have tried copying the files to a folder on my desktop first and ensuring the permissions are properly set (or, at least, set the same as the permissions for the other font files in the fonts:/// directory), and have tried renaming the font files from husten__.ttf to Hustle.ttf, and then to Hustle (with no extension). But regardless of what I do, it will not let me copy the files into the fonts:/// directory, either by drag-and-drop, or by copy/paste (or cut/paste).

I've also tried copying the .ttf files directly into /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF, which made them available to OpenOffice.org Writer, but not to GIMP, which is where I really need them.

All of this was done as root, for what it's worth.

Any information on what I can do to get these buggers installed would be most appreciated.

Thanks!

-- b.r.t.
 
Old 06-08-2005, 02:05 AM   #2
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Create the directory ~/.fonts if it doesn't already exist. Copy the ttf files to that directory and then run fc-cache -v. If you look at the output of the command you should see your ~/.fonts directory being scanned and the fonts being added to the font cache.

This will enable all XFT-aware applications to use your fonts (Gimp 2.x should work fine). You may have to log out and then log in again if it doesn't work as expected.


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Old 06-09-2005, 07:16 AM   #3
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hw-tph --

Thank you for taking the time to respond.

I understand that the ~/ refers to my home directory. If I wish for these fonts to be available to all users, obviously I could put one of these directories out there for each user and do this. But is there a more central location I could use to avoid the duplication?

Thanks!

-- b.r.t.
 
Old 06-09-2005, 07:25 AM   #4
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You can create a directory like /usr/share/fonts/ttf/msfonts. Copy the fonts there and then do "mkfontdir" and "mkfontscale".
 
  


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