Register a domain and help support LQ
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.


Search this Thread
Old 07-11-2011, 02:17 AM   #1
Registered: Aug 2005
Location: Fountain Valley, CA / Thailand
Distribution: Slackware64 14.0
Posts: 981

Rep: Reputation: 88
Thumbs up Slackware and Thai fonts

Someone may find this useful so I am posting it.

My wife is Thai and I have been struggling with getting Thai fonts to render properly in Slackware, especially with Firefox since this is her source of news back home.

After some digging around the net with Google, I came across these fonts:

I followed the example install directions and the fonts are looking great now. Before they were almost unreadable. Another plus is now I can read all files that are in Thai.

# cd /usr/share/fonts/truetype
# tar xzf ~/Download/thai-ttf-0.4.15.tar.gz
# mv thai-ttf-0.4.15/etc/fonts/conf.avail/* /etc/fonts/conf.avail
# ln -s /etc/fonts/conf.avail/64-ttf-thai-tlwg.conf /etc/fonts/conf.d/
# ln -s /etc/fonts/conf.avail/89-ttf-thai-tlwg-synthetic.conf /etc/fonts/conf.d/
# rm -rf thai-ttf-0.4.15/etc

Hope someone else finds this post useful.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Slackware 13 Thai language support for Dolphin, OOo title bars, 'Everything' install slackist Slackware 1 12-12-2009 06:57 AM
Can't read Thai fonts jmite Linux - Newbie 4 08-01-2008 08:41 PM
install Thai fonts - thanks LQ and Barry Kauler pppaaarrrkkk Linux - Newbie 0 09-24-2007 07:37 PM
Problem setting Thai Fonts in OOo 1.1.1 on RH9 gmichel Linux - Newbie 18 11-15-2004 09:37 AM
Thai fonts problem in GTK 2 - slack 9.1 static_drc Slackware 5 01-05-2004 11:46 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:50 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration