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Old 01-23-2005, 03:00 PM   #1
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adding fonts

I need to add more fonts... do I need special "linux" fonts or are they the same as Windows fonts?
(if they are different... where can I go to download linux fonts?)
Old 01-23-2005, 03:26 PM   #2
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its both, same and different .. linux fonts have support for the same format as the windows ones (true type fonts) .. and only include support for a few others, mostly bitmap fonts (think ugly fonts) ..

as for how to install ... thats a bit tricky, what distribution do you have (as some come with utils to make it easy)
Old 01-23-2005, 03:26 PM   #3
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Adding fonts

Marie, I'm currently using Windows' Tahoma font for Mandrake and Fedora. I've also used Windows' Comic font in the past. To get the desired Windows font I usually go to the control panel in Linux and import them directly from Windows. Never a problem. Sometimes the fonts are available right away, other times I've had to log out of X and then log back in before they are available. I didn't notice what distro you are running. In Fedora there is a font folder where you can use drag and drop. In Mandrake use Start > System > Configuration > Configure your computer. System tab, fonts. That is where you can import. Hope that helps. Let me know how you make out.
Old 01-24-2005, 11:25 AM   #4
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I'm using SuSE Linux 9.1

I don't have Windows on my computer right now... can I download fonts online that are meant for Windows?
Old 01-24-2005, 11:34 AM   #5
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web-browser: google -> fonts
Since I use KDE I added 'em in KDE control center. But many people LIKE fluxbox.

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