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Old 10-21-2013, 11:55 PM   #1
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Installing my own new font

I have the following instructions to instal a font in Slackware (v. 13.37). But in reading the man page for "fc-cache" it said that it used "fontconfig". When I checked I found no man page for fontconfig
but that is a directory. Are these instructions for installing a font viable if not what are they or where can I find them:
1) Move your fonts (*.ttf) to "/usr/share/fonts/TTF"
[Does this apply to any font and where should mine go"]
2) Run these commands in order in "/usr/share/fonts"
# mkfontscale
# mkfontdir
# fc-cache -f -v

Thanks 4 UR time and assistance.
Old 10-22-2013, 12:24 AM   #2
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If you just want to install custom fonts, then simply copy those fonts in system's font directory. I am not sure about dir. location in slackware, but possibly you can find the directory under location:
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You can also do this graphicly through the KDE systemsettings app (Font Management -> Add). KDE comes with Slackware if you have installed all the packages on the DVD.
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There's a lot of useful information about fonts, including adding new ones, on this page:
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Old 10-23-2013, 12:40 PM   #5
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You can put your font in $HOME/.fonts and it will be available immediately — well, I don't know if that's the case in Slackware! On my system, mkfontscale and mkfontdir don't seem necessary any more and fc-cache is run at boot-up, but the same caveat applies.
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Old 10-23-2013, 04:02 PM   #6
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Thanks to all.!!
@brianL: I got as far as adding more fonts and quit when I found those instructions for Slack 13.37 were incorrect. I am always a bit too wary tho.
@DavidMcCann: good info will look into it further.

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