Do you have a PC laying around doing nothing? Or, if you're downloading fonts from somewhere or other where do you put them?
I put non-distribution fonts in /usr/local/share/fonts
Adobe/ Interstate/ MSfonts/ myfonts/
is the Adobe font library (you probably don't want to buy those but I did some years ago), Interstate
is a group of fonts that are US standard fonts for highways, MSfonts
are all the TTF files from a Windows box, and myfonts
are some specials I picked up here and there.
When you copy any fonts into /usr/local/share/fonts/dirname
, you want to manually get into "dirname" and run mkfontscale
followed by mkfontdir
for PostScript fonts or TTF fonts; be sure to keep like fonts in different directories, something like the following.
To make use of these (on pretty much everything you use expect console) you add this to /etc/fonts/local.conf
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">
<!-- /etc/fonts/local.conf file to configure system font access -->
You have to restart X.
You'll be amazed at what shows up in fonts lists in OpenOffice
and who knows what all.
Thing is, we have to exist in a winders world. Far too many web pages define fonts that are standard equipment on Windows (like, ugh, Arial). Can't hurt, might help.
Hope this helps some.