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Old 04-12-2004, 05:56 AM   #1
satishpatel
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how can conver and use .ttf fonts in linux


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I want to know to know that how can we use ttf fonts in linux. Because linux using type 1 types fonts and where can i configure for use particular fonts
 
Old 04-12-2004, 08:57 AM   #2
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Um, last I checked... put the ttf fonts in the font directory, approriately named "TrueType" ? And restart?
 
Old 04-12-2004, 10:06 AM   #3
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Good morning Caeda,
I just checked my fonts directory and did not see a directory for true type. The two that were there were personal and system. Should I make a directory called truetype and into which of these should I put it in?? I am a flaming newbie here so amm learning as i go.
 
Old 04-12-2004, 06:33 PM   #4
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If you are using XFree86 version 4.2 or later you can create a directory called ~/.fonts, dump the Truetype fonts in there and run fc-cache -v to update the XFT font cache.

The fonts will be available for all XFT-aware applications (most recent ones are).


Håkan
 
Old 04-12-2004, 06:51 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by hw-tph
If you are using XFree86 version 4.2 or later you can create a directory called ~/.fonts, dump the Truetype fonts in there and run fc-cache -v to update the XFT font cache.

The fonts will be available for all XFT-aware applications (most recent ones are).


Håkan
i take it that means gnome too? sorry for the mega newB question, but xfree86 is for all X services like kde, gnome, etc. yes?
 
Old 04-12-2004, 06:58 PM   #6
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If you use Gnome 2.0 or later, then yes. Gnome 1.x does not support XFT type fonts.


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Old 04-13-2004, 03:31 PM   #7
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Ok I am very new to all this will this work with KDE??
 
Old 04-13-2004, 04:12 PM   #8
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If you use XFree 4.x you must copy True Type fonts in directory /usr/X11R6/lib/fonts/TTF, or other you want and also you add path to this directory in XF86Config file. Also you have to check if the freetype2 is run from the X.

If you use XFree 3.x you have to use the xfstt to use True Type under Linux.
 
Old 04-13-2004, 06:01 PM   #9
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http://linux.org.mt/article/ttfonts

I followed the instructions off this website and was able to get all my TTF Fonts working just fine.

Hope it'll help you as well :P
 
  


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