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Old 07-15-2008, 03:06 PM   #1
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How do I list all the fonts that are installed and available to me?

Is there an easy way to list all the installed fonts in DSL?
Old 07-15-2008, 05:50 PM   #2
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That will show you the fonts available to the X engine.
ls /usr/share/fonts
That will show you the fonts that are available to Linux curses programs.

Some applications like Open Office dot org have their own set of fonts.
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Perfect! Thanks!
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I just wanted to quickly mention that there's also xfontsel that provides a gui to list the fonts and create the correct syntax for entering the xfont into any JWM scripts so they'll display with the intended font size, slant, weight, encoding, etc.

VERY helpful. Now I've got my .jwmrc-theme and .torsmorc files, as well as my DFM settings, tricked out JUST the way I like them (10 pt or 12 pt Helvetica instead of the default fixed or smoothansi).

Now, if only there were more myDSL extensions for easy-install of more fonts. I'd like to install the standard Windows "web" fonts. I'm trying to make the PII our interns/volunteers use look as much like Windows95 as possible, and all I'm really missing is the Tacoma font. I've converted most of the key Windows icons over to .xpm, and rearranged the JWM menus to closely resemble the Windows layout.

I know, I know. "Why bother trying to recreate a dinosaur?" It's just the ease the learning curve for volunteers who've never used Linux. Since they're only with us for a short time I don't want to have to spend too much time training them.


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