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Old 11-08-2002, 01:00 AM   #1
AldebaranDanu
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Installing True Type Fonts in RH 8.0 For a NEWBIE!


I've been searching on the forums, and all I find is a lot of difficult to follow directions.

The last thing I tried was to copy the True Type Fonts from my Windows partition to a hidden folder on my Linux partition. They show up in my fonts folder, but Netscape 7.0 can't see them.

Could anyone offer a nice, step by step, simplified guide to installing TTF's on Red Hat 8?

Thank you,
AldebaranDanu
 
Old 11-08-2002, 08:18 AM   #2
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Hi,

just as you indicated, it's sufficient to copy all your true type fonst to a hidden folder '.fonts' in your home direcotry '/home/username'.

Now you should be able to choose your TTF's in the font panel.

What you should be aware of, is that some apps won't use your newly installed TT fonts. Netscape 7 (based on Mozilla 1.0.1) is one of them. You could try the new Mozilla 1.2b with XFT (X FreeType, the equivalent TrueType for linux) support. You'll find it on ftp.mozilla.org, under experimental.
 
Old 11-08-2002, 11:25 AM   #3
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If you wish to enable Anti-Aliased fonts in older Mozilla and Netscape, read

http://jetblackz.freeservers.com/Con...ngAAFonts.html
 
Old 11-08-2002, 11:52 AM   #4
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Well. I've already copied the fonts to that folder, like I said, and I'm really happy with the performance of Netscape 7.0. So, until I know a little more about Linux (through using it a lot) I'm going to stick with it.

Is there a chance in the near (or distant) future that Netscape will support True Type Fonts in Red Hat 8.0?

Thank you,
AldebaranDanu
 
Old 11-08-2002, 04:32 PM   #5
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Sorry for the "double post", but I have a new question.

I just formatted and reinstalled Red Hat Linux 8.0. I don't remember what I messed up, but it wouldn't boot. So anyways.....

I put the fonts, in the /root/.fonts folder (since I always log in as root), and they show up in my Gnome Menu > Preferences > Font dialog. I also downloaded Mozilla 1.2b, but it still don't recognize them.

What else do I need to do?

Thanks again,
AldebaranDanu


Edit 1: BTW, I tried that installing Antialiased Fonts thing, and for some reason (I don't remember it now) the GDKXFT thing wouldn't compile right, so I couldn't finish trying what that website suggested.

Edit 2: Ok. I feel stupid now... but that's why I'm a newbie. I just read the release notes for Mozilla 1.2b, and the default build doesn't have XFT enabled.... so, I went on the FTP, and looked for the XFT enabled one, and wound up here:
http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla/r...PMS/xft/SRPMS/
When I tried installing it I was told I needed the Psyche 8.0 disk... what's that?

Edit 3: I think this thread is officially about making a fool of myself. I realized while surfing the web, that Psyche is RedHat. So, I inserted my disc one, and tried again. All it did (aside from installing many other packages from my CD) is extract a bunch of files into my / directory. And none of them did anything. So, where can I find an easy to install build of 1.2b that has XFT enabled? Thanks a bunch again.

Last edited by AldebaranDanu; 11-08-2002 at 06:22 PM.
 
Old 11-10-2002, 09:47 AM   #6
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Just download the mozilla 1.2b source (tar.gz) and compile it yourself with the option '--enable-xft', and you're set to go
 
  


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