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Old 05-07-2002, 06:23 PM   #1
Registered: Mar 2001
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AA fonts

Call me lazy, call me whatever you want, but would anybody like to post their methods and experiences installing AA fonts on their system? I for one would love to know what others have experienced.

I only realised after installing XFree86, then compiling GNOME, enlightenment and loads of other programs, that I'd forgotten to look into it prior to all my installation escapades. This was a couple of weeks ago and I don't really mind not having AA fonts, but it'd be nice. I've read the hack page and skimmed the XFree86 Font Deuglification HOWTO but if anyone knows a rough-n-ready way to get it going I'd be interested to hear it.



ps- in true lazy-ass style I installed Freetype 2.x as required then copied the file but nothing! I am sooooo lazy. Sorry.
Old 05-07-2002, 09:31 PM   #2
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1) Download and untar ttmkfdir
2) "cp ttmkfdir.linuxbin.glibc2 /usr/local/bin/ttmkfdir"
3) "mkdir /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/truetype"
4) Copy fonts "cp <path to>*.ttf /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/truetype/
5) "cd /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/truetype/"
6) Do "ttmkfdir -o fonts.scale"
7) Do "mkfontdir -e /var/X11R6/lib/fonts/encodings"
8)Add your true-type fonts directory to your XF86Config file

FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/truetype/"

9) Make sure that you're loading the 'freetype' module

Section "Module"
Load "freetype"
10) Restart x and enjoy.
Old 05-08-2002, 02:58 AM   #3
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You can only have AA fonts in Kde you have to wait for Gnome 2.0 / GTK 2.0 for AA in them.
Old 05-08-2002, 01:30 PM   #4
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Okay then. I installed the software that Aussie suggested but it doesn't work. must be as cartman says - no AA with gnome yet. However I'm sure I've seen it somewhere!!

I will survive!!




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