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Old 07-09-2003, 11:34 AM   #1
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about fonts in slackware...


Well, i choosed my monitor in xfree setup [control center] and i rebooted and now all my fonts are... very strange... and i dont know what to do

If anyone can help me...

PS: heres a screenshot...

http://alba.hl.free.fr/linux/gfx/albafontprob.jpeg

tia
 
Old 07-09-2003, 02:28 PM   #2
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Is your resolution at the setting that you want?

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.

Good-luck, BC
 
Old 07-09-2003, 02:54 PM   #3
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Grab the Bitstream Vera Fonts (google) and install them.

Then be sure to choose them in the Gnome/KDE setup, and in any 3rd party programs you have.



It looks like Anti Aliasing was disabled though. Turn it back on the KDE/Gnome control center.
 
Old 07-09-2003, 03:29 PM   #4
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The problem appears in the GAIM window only, and GAIM is a GTK2 app. Run gnome-font-properties to alter fonts for GTK2 apps.
 
Old 07-10-2003, 03:26 PM   #5
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ok thx
 
Old 07-10-2003, 08:14 PM   #6
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Does the fonts from Adobe works in Linux/Slackware in this case?
 
Old 07-10-2003, 08:55 PM   #7
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cc, yes they do.
 
Old 07-11-2003, 06:04 AM   #8
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Hey!
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.
 
Old 07-11-2003, 06:07 AM   #9
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Another thing. Now it takes pretty long to load X-windows
Well, can this be fixed if we can generate the fontscache-1 files properly?
 
Old 07-11-2003, 09:45 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by contrasutra
It looks like Anti Aliasing was disabled though. Turn it back on the KDE/Gnome control center.

Nope Anti Aliasing is on...

and i did gnome-font-properties it changed but still look weird, so i gonna try something else
 
Old 07-11-2003, 10:36 PM   #11
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I have the same problem, how can I fix it? Can you explain a little more about the XP fonts and how to do it, and also how to apply them to XChat
 
Old 07-11-2003, 11:11 PM   #12
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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.

http://corefonts.sourceforge.net/

B.

Last edited by german; 07-11-2003 at 11:12 PM.
 
Old 07-11-2003, 11:25 PM   #13
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I installed cabxtract and how do I access the fonts?
 
Old 07-11-2003, 11:26 PM   #14
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uhh... read past step 3
 
Old 07-11-2003, 11:28 PM   #15
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I want to know how to get Windows XP fonts on Linux. I downloaded cabxtract but I don't know how to use it. Please help me on that
 
  


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