> with it. Anybody can help me how to put True type
> fonts on it. What files are necessary to download and what are
> the steps on how to do it? I've heard from a friend about this
> xfstt stuff and what it's got to do with Free Type fonts.
> I'm confused. Are they distinct from one another? Do I have to
> download both of them and if so how to do the implementation?
1. FreeType is a free TrueType font handling library, which is used
by programs like the xfstt TrueType font server. You need it if you
want to recompile xfstt from sources, not otherwise.
2. xfstt is a font server that reads TrueType fonts, rasterizes them
into something palatable to the X server and passes them along. It does
the same job for TrueType fonts as xfs does for other types.
3. The easiest way is to install xfstt and point it at your TrueType
font directory. Then install xfs, set it's catalog to the font directories
mentioned in the FontPath directive in XF86Config, and include near the
front a reference to "unix/:7101" which is the xfstt font server port ( I
put it after the bitmapped fonts but before the Type 1 Postscript fonts
in the list ). Then comment out the FontPath directives in you XF86Config
file and add one that mentions "unix/:7100". Now start xfstt, then xfs,
then restart your X server. You'll want to edit runlevels, of course, and
make one modification to /etc/rc.d/init.d/xfstt: make it sleep for 5-10
seconds just after starting xfstt so that xfstt has time to get running
and set things up before xfs tries to talk to it. And make sure that
xfstt is started before xfs in the boot sequence, or things will get ugly.
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-- Mimi, Reality Check #8