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Old 06-29-2003, 01:55 AM   #1
Registered: Dec 2001
Distribution: Debian unstable
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mildly stupid

i feel mildly stupid for asking this one, but i've tried and tried and tried some more with no success.

i have a bunch of truetype fonts that i want to install. but here's the kicker: i had them installed, but then added more, at which point all gtk+ apps stopped recognizing them (gtk2 works without a problem). i don't think i'd be complaining about this is gimp were gtk2. anyway, i have the msttcorefonts installed without a problem, and my gtk+ apps can see them. so let's see here...

cd /usr/share/fonts/truetype

/usr/share/fonts/truetype is already added to /etc/fonts/fonts.conf as well as /etc/X11/fs/config. i've tried about every combination of the above commands that i've found, including:

ttmkfdir -o fonts.dir

i don't know what the hell i did, but it's somewhat frustrating that i had them all working and now they're not working at all. i see none of my truetype fonts listed when i call xlsfonts.

help, please. <--- annoyed as hell

Old 06-29-2003, 10:46 PM   #2
Registered: Dec 2001
Distribution: Debian unstable
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jesus christ, i finally tacked all of the frustration. it turns out that fonts won't be recognized properly if their filenames have spaces in them. go figure. also, it seems that restarting xfs calls ttmkfdir, mkfontdir, or mkfontscale. i guess this is a success story.



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