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Old 04-13-2004, 10:05 AM   #1
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Font-aware applications (Mozilla/XMMS)


I downloaded the tar.gz of mozilla firefox and put it in /usr/bin (as i was told in another thread).
When i open mozilla though, i have a problem related to the fonts being used by the application:
The GUI uses the awful terminal font, and i can't change that through preferences -the ttf fonts that i have installed and are visible through other browsers like mozilla- are not there.
I have the same issue with xmms. the fonts are awful...
Is there any way to make these apps aware of the ttf fonts?
Thanx in advance

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Old 04-13-2004, 10:31 AM   #2
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Did you download the gtk2 + xft build?
http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.o...tk2+xft.tar.gz

As for XMMS try
Code:
cp /etc/gtk/gtkrc.iso-8859-2 ~/.gtkrc
 
Old 04-13-2004, 03:59 PM   #3
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thanx for answering, but the link is not working and i have no /etc/gtk folder...
any more ideas????
 
Old 04-16-2004, 10:30 AM   #4
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the link works for me

The answer is correct for Mozilla, If the link does not work for you, just get a recent file from www.mozilla.org and be sure to pick one with the xft enabled. It will have the letters xft in the package.

hth

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Old 04-17-2004, 08:46 AM   #5
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@SlashDread & Demonbane (sorry for not mentioning you before )
Thanks. This solved the problem, although i don't understand exactly why.
Is it possible to tell me (in a few words) what this 'xft' is. And how come it works without compiling or anything?
Can this 'xft' be found for other packages like xmms?

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Old 04-17-2004, 09:45 AM   #6
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xft fonts on xfree86

When you downloaded the file from mozilla.org, you downloaded one with xft support already compiled in by the helpfull mozilla folks. Thats why it works.

There are a number of excellent resources on xft and xfree86 fonts in general, here are some.

http://en.tldp.org/HOWTO/FDU/index.html
(Font De-uglification HOWTO)

http://f3wm.free.fr/linux/fonts.html
(french and english)

http://www.xfree86.org/current/fonts.html

And the best of all:

http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Font-HOWTO/

hth

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Old 04-17-2004, 10:03 AM   #7
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Thanx once again SlashDread
 
  


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