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Old 08-17-2011, 05:14 PM   #1
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Installing fonts as non-root user


I want to use the nice looking Tamsyn programming font for my terminals on the universitys Red Hat pc's, but obviously I don't have root privileges there. By using it I mean to put something like this in an .Xresources file and make it work in the terminal:
Code:
XTerm.font:    xft:Tamsyn:size=10
The font directory downloaded from the Tamsyn website contains the following files:

Code:
-rw------- 1 wictorht wictorht  18K 2011-02-09 09:09 Tamsyn6x11b.pcf
-rw------- 1 wictorht wictorht 3.3K 2011-02-09 09:09 Tamsyn6x11b.psf
-rw------- 1 wictorht wictorht  18K 2011-02-09 09:09 Tamsyn6x11r.pcf
-rw------- 1 wictorht wictorht 3.3K 2011-02-09 09:09 Tamsyn6x11r.psf
-rw------- 1 wictorht wictorht  19K 2011-02-09 09:09 Tamsyn7x12b.pcf
-rw------- 1 wictorht wictorht 3.6K 2011-02-09 09:09 Tamsyn7x12b.psf
-rw------- 1 wictorht wictorht  19K 2011-02-09 09:09 Tamsyn7x12r.pcf
-rw------- 1 wictorht wictorht 3.6K 2011-02-09 09:09 Tamsyn7x12r.psf
-rw------- 1 wictorht wictorht  20K 2011-02-09 09:09 Tamsyn7x14b.pcf
-rw------- 1 wictorht wictorht 4.1K 2011-02-09 09:09 Tamsyn7x14b.psf
-rw------- 1 wictorht wictorht  21K 2011-02-09 09:09 Tamsyn7x14r.pcf
-rw------- 1 wictorht wictorht 4.1K 2011-02-09 09:09 Tamsyn7x14r.psf
-rw------- 1 wictorht wictorht  21K 2011-02-09 09:09 Tamsyn8x15b.pcf
-rw------- 1 wictorht wictorht 4.3K 2011-02-09 09:09 Tamsyn8x15b.psf
-rw------- 1 wictorht wictorht  21K 2011-02-09 09:09 Tamsyn8x15r.pcf
-rw------- 1 wictorht wictorht 4.3K 2011-02-09 09:09 Tamsyn8x15r.psf
-rw------- 1 wictorht wictorht  23K 2011-02-09 09:09 Tamsyn8x17b.pcf
-rw------- 1 wictorht wictorht 4.8K 2011-02-09 09:09 Tamsyn8x17b.psf
-rw------- 1 wictorht wictorht  23K 2011-02-09 09:09 Tamsyn8x17r.pcf
-rw------- 1 wictorht wictorht 4.8K 2011-02-09 09:09 Tamsyn8x17r.psf
How can I possibly install or enable this font for my user without root privileges? Any answer possibly leading me somewhere is great, as I don't have experience with installing fonts manually on my other pc running Arch Linux.

Thanks
 
Old 08-17-2011, 06:24 PM   #2
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In one simple answer : no, installing fonts is a system-wide thing. Unless you want fonts for you alone, then, yes.

System-wide : /usr/share/fonts - needs Root privs to put something there,
User-only : make a .fonts folder and put them in there...

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By the way - you are aware you've put your question in more than one place? Please refrain from doing this...it clutters up the place. Thanks.
 
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