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I copied a great many commercial, Type1 and windows-xp fonts to:
/usr/X11/lib/fonts/...TTF and Type1 directories, then rebooted. Next, I went to the 'Control Center'-appearance-fonts and was able to select any of the custom fonts that I had installed.
btw: the appearance with these fonts are much better in Slack-9 than XP.
Thanks to BearClaw, now my Slackware looks extremely beautiful.
Just want to add to this posting. If you don't want to messed up your /usr/X11/lib/fonts/ ...
You can edit /etc/fonts/fonts.conf. It is self explanatory. If not
just add <dir>/your/fonts/dir/location</dir> with the rest of them.
Although I get all the fonts working. But still there is a set back. It willl only look in the dir you specify and not the sub-dir like in /usr/X11/lib/X11/fonts. I suspect it is got to do with the fonts.cache-1 files.
I remember I saw there is a script somewhere that can generate this. It comes with Slackware. I remember I saw it somewhere after installation. Can anyone please enlighten me.
I actually spend about 2/3 hours trying to figure out about that. In the end I took 30 minutes to copy all the fonts from separate folders into one.
By the way, what I said here works for KDE. I haven't try my gnome yet.
If you want fonts like arial and tahoma on linux check this... it makes an rpm but it's relatively trivial to port it to other distro's, without building rpm's. Oh yeah and if you have a windoze license you can basically throw in all the .ttf files from a puter with it installed.