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Old 06-08-2013, 10:37 AM   #1
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How to get very large fonts?


Hi,

I'm on a CentOS machine and I'm trying to run my Perl/TK app with very large fonts. The largest available on my machine are size 36 (point size?), but I need something larger. I remember an RPM package that had huge fonts, but I can't seem to find it.

Does anyone know where I can get really large fonts for Linux (preferably an RPM file)?

Thank you.
 
Old 06-08-2013, 12:11 PM   #2
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Rpmfind.net has an rpm package named tiresias-pc-fonts, which you can find here:
http://rpmfind.net/linux/rpm2html/se...esias-pc-fonts. The packages listed are for Fedora and RedHat Enterprise Linux. The Enterprise Linux package may work for you.
 
Old 06-08-2013, 02:19 PM   #3
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That doesn't work for me. I downloaded and installed that rpm file. But when I ran xlsfonts, it doesn't show any new fonts.
 
Old 06-08-2013, 04:39 PM   #4
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Here is an excerpt from CentOS documentation on font management; you may just need to do a little manual coaxing to get the system to recognize the new fonts.

http://www.centos.org/docs/5/html/De...1-x-fonts.html
 
Old 06-08-2013, 05:41 PM   #5
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I tried all that and it still doesn't work. The problem is that the new Linux
way of installing fonts, Fontconfig, sucks. I searched the WWW and the only
solution seems to e a fresh install of Linux. Whhat will they break next?
 
  


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