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Old 04-08-2004, 04:25 AM   #1
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KDE fonts

Where can I get new fonts for KDE? Also where do I put/install them?
Does anyone know of a *BASIC* (read newbie-level) tutorial for using MS truetype fonts.

Old 04-08-2004, 05:06 AM   #2
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google for fontconfig and/or xft

This works with SuSE9.0 and X4.3.0 :

look in /etc/fons/fonts.conf for the path (e.g. /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts)

copy MS ttf fonts to /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ttf

call fc-cache -f -v

add to font path in XF86Config the line
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ttf"

restart X
Old 04-08-2004, 06:07 AM   #3
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This one is very clear:

This one complicates a bit more (all the .rpm stuff), but it's worth a look:
"An easy way to install Microsoft's TrueType core fonts on linux":
Old 04-08-2004, 06:49 AM   #4
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Cheers for the links you two,
I'm goingto try them out this afternoon if I get time!

Thanks again,


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