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hi. im running gnome on rh-8.
i am trying to install some new fonts so that i can change the application fonts using "Applications->Preferences->Fonts" under the menu.
ok, so i got the fonts - moved them into the dir : /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF, which is listed when i do a 'chkfontpath --list'.
now, if i open openoffice, i can see the new fonts listed fine, and i can edit documents using them.
but when i try to change my application and system font preferences, it doesnt show up in the list (using Applications->Preferences->Fonts, i.e)
i did do a restart of xfs and X. but the change is seen everywhere except in the place im trying to see it.
hi - thnx for the reply.
i just did the fc-cache (is it supposed to give any message?), and did an xfs and startx restart.
no change yet - i guess it might be what u suggested at the end.
i dont know what ttmkfdir does, as theres no info/man pages for it. l tried doing "ttmkfdir -d TTF" , where TTF is the folder i had stored the fonts in, and it gives an err msg 'Aborted'. Again, i dont know what its supposed to be doing, so ...
and i looked in the fonts.dir file, and i see one of those fonts listed right at the end as "augie.ttf -misc-augie-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso10646-1" while the others are of the form "luxisri.ttf -b&h-Luxi Sans-medium-i-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-9"
again, i donno why this one font has been listed here out of the many i had added.
I was going through the exact same issue tonight and managed to fix it by following the instructions in the link above. When you run fc-cache you need to run it with the -v switch. You will then see a list of directories that are being looked in for fonts.
Thanks all above guys, but I still got problem
I have complied freetype and ttmkfdir, but when I run
./ttmkfdir: error while loading shared libraries: libttf.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
I think the GNU group should develop a good font manager soft for GNOME and KDE, I really be mad now.