Re: [jasspa] Font on X
- first last wrote:
> If I am not wrong, ME doesn't use XFT, the new font system on X. ToThat sounds right, its fonts.dir and fonts.scale that get updated
> make those fonts available to all applications you need to copy them to
> the right folder, usually /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType, run
> ttmkfdir > fonts.scale and ttmkfdir > fonts.dir and, finally, make sure
> that the folder is somewhere in the font path (Fedora uses XFS but you
> can add the fonts directly to xorg.conf, next to the entry for xfs).
> Hope this works.
on Solaris as well.
No we do not use XFT, this is an extension that is not available on
all UNIX systems, the X11 features are all based on R4/R5 which are
compatible with R6.
- --- Jon Green <jon@...> wrote:
>Sometimes, its crap like this that make me feel like
> Are you sure that you do not need to do define
> your downloaded font to X ? I do not use Linux
> by choice (too volatile), under Solaris then
dumping Linux and using some other UNIX.
I am following instructions from:
I am using the pcf format fonts. It works, but when I
restart my computer, the changes that I make are
totally lost! I remember that SuSE 8.0 Pro used to do
this on me and after I coudl not find a solution to
the problem, I reformatted my drive and tried another
basically I created a folder
xset fp+ /usr/share/fonts/proggyfonts
xset fp rehash
To try the TTF fonts, I did ttmkfdir. ttmkfdir, now,
does not output to stdout, so you cannot do the '>'
thingy. Instead, you must do -o <filename>. I did
this and xfontsel could see the font from proggy font
website. However, ttmkfdir must have screwed up.
XFontSel could not display the font correctly. And
neither could ME.
Maybe teh true-type fonts from the proggy site are
simply not compatible with Linux.
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- Okay...so I finally confirmed that Linux cannot handle
TTF fonts from the proggy site (Yes, I know its
Xorg---not Linux---that cannot handle them).
I basically modified the .spec file from msttcorefonts
and built myself an RPM using the EXACT same procedure
as the msttcorefonts people d---they call chkfontpath
and fc-cache at appropriate times. The resulting RPM
installs and registers the fonts, but xfontsel kinda
'freezes' and cannot display the font.
I am talking about the Crisp.ttf font. Not sure which
list I should report this bug to---probably somewhere
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- Never mind. In XFontSel, one must remember to select
iso8859 in the "registry" field for these fonts. If
left to '*', it causes problems.
After all this trouble, I finally concluded that
misc-fixed at 14 points on a 1280x1024 was more
legible than the proggy font (or atleast thats what I
prefer). The Crisp font was good as well, but a
little too big to display all 80 columns when the
viewed in a vertically split maximized ME window.
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