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Old 04-10-2003, 06:11 PM   #1
Paul E
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Question Ugly fonts


Hi every body.
I recently install Slackware 9, and everything works fine apart from the fonts in X that are really horribles !
Especially using Mozilla. Menu and web pages fonts are crab, and I don't know how to sort it out.
Any idea ?
note: this diidn't happen with the slack 8.1 I had before

Thank's for your help,
Paul
 
Old 04-11-2003, 04:24 PM   #2
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How to install useable TTF fonts in Slackware

On http://cgm.cs.mcgill.ca/~luc/freefonts.html there is a link to "dara". Download the zip, unzip the files (rename them to .ttf in lower case) and copy them all to /usr/X11/lib/fonts/TTF/.
Wait 30 seconds or restart X.

Direct link:
ftp://ftp.cnl.salk.edu/pub/dara/fonts.zip
 
Old 04-11-2003, 06:44 PM   #3
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Hi.
Thanks for your quick response. I 'll try this asap!
On another hand, I solved the 'basic' ugly font pb by installing freetype2-2.1.4rc2-i386-2dl.tgz !
Everything looks better now, but I'll had the paket you told me to the colection of fonts in /usr/X11/lib/fonts/TTF/.
Regards,
Paul
 
Old 04-11-2003, 06:48 PM   #4
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freetype2 2.1.4 stable is out.

as for nice fonts, install dropline gnome, and check out the dropline
forums for a bunch of great people and already existing posts which
can and will help you get the most out of your fonts.
 
Old 04-11-2003, 07:07 PM   #5
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As for Mozilla, there are xtf binaries (under ftp.mozilla.org; only redhat for now) with amazing font rendering which I'm using right now. Even Windoz fonts seem ugly now!

I'd give a try to those xft binaries although them are rhat and you slack. Maybe you can solve dependencies problems and help other Slack users.
Or tell us about results !
 
Old 04-12-2003, 07:34 PM   #6
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Hello.
Thank's for the advices.
About dropline, do I need to DL all the apz, or only the fonts files?
If yes, wich one are they?
For Pablo: I didn't find the xft.tgz ball in the ftp :-(
Regards,
Paul
 
Old 04-12-2003, 10:22 PM   #7
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If you know how to get & use 'unrpm' (needs 'cpio' and 'undeb', maybe), you can get rpm files from ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla/re...RPMS/xft/i386/
even the sources.
 
  


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