TrueType fonts

TrueType fonts

Post by Roland Hammerl » Wed, 05 Jan 2000 04:00:00



I installed the xtt-SVGA-1.3.0 True Type server and copied a few fonts
to /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType. Then I created the fonts.scale
(with ttmkfdir) and fonts.dir (with mkttfdir) files. Finally, I appended
the TrueType font directory to the FontPath in XF86Config.

So far, so good. I start X and Netscape and see that the new fonts are
available in the preferences dialog. They seem to work, too.

The problem is the following: I want to add some more fonts (from the
same Windows/Fonts directory). When I try to restart X I get the
following error message:

Default font not found: fixed.

The contents of fonts.dir is:

12
GOTHIC.TTF -Monotype-Century
Gothic-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
arialn.ttf -Monotype-Arial Narrow-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
arialnb.ttf -Monotype-Arial Narrow-bold-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
arialnbi.ttf -Monotype-Arial Narrow-bold-i-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
arialni.ttf -Monotype-Arial
Narrow-medium-i-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
bookos.ttf -Monotype-Bookman Old
Style-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
bookosb.ttf -Monotype-Bookman Old
Style-bold-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
bookosbi.ttf -Monotype-Bookman Old
Style-bold-i-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
bookosi.ttf -Monotype-Bookman Old
Style-medium-i-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
gara.ttf -Monotype-Garamond-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
garabd.ttf -Monotype-Garamond-bold-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
garait.ttf
-Monotype-Garamond-medium-i-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1      

Once I remove the first font, everything works again. This happens with
any other font from Windows that appears in upper-case. The few
lower-case fonts I've got there all work.

The corresponding entries in fonts.scale (for the offending font) are:

GOTHIC.TTF -monotype-Century Gothic-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-ascii-0
GOTHIC.TTF -monotype-Century
Gothic-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-fcd8859-15
GOTHIC.TTF -monotype-Century
Gothic-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-15
GOTHIC.TTF -monotype-Century
Gothic-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-9
GOTHIC.TTF -monotype-Century
Gothic-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1  

Any ideas?

Thanks,
Roland

 
 
 

TrueType fonts

Post by Mark S. Reichma » Sun, 09 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Make sure all the fonts file names are lowercase.
Dont ask me why, I dont know.  It is just necassary.
I got this same error message about 2 nights ago.
You can safely delete any fontnames with .FOT extensions.
Keep all with .ttf extensions.  

Paste this script into your favorite editor and
save it in your TrueType font dir.  
"chmod 755 filename.sh" to make it executable
as root. Run the script in your TrueType font dir only.
It will make every file in the directory lowercase.
Becareful where you put this script and execute it.


> I installed the xtt-SVGA-1.3.0 True Type server and copied a few fonts
> to /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType. Then I created the fonts.scale
> (with ttmkfdir) and fonts.dir (with mkttfdir) files. Finally, I appended
> the TrueType font directory to the FontPath in XF86Config.

> So far, so good. I start X and Netscape and see that the new fonts are
> available in the preferences dialog. They seem to work, too.

> The problem is the following: I want to add some more fonts (from the
> same Windows/Fonts directory). When I try to restart X I get the
> following error message:

> Default font not found: fixed.

> The contents of fonts.dir is:

> 12
> GOTHIC.TTF -Monotype-Century
> Gothic-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
> arialn.ttf -Monotype-Arial Narrow-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
> arialnb.ttf -Monotype-Arial Narrow-bold-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
> arialnbi.ttf -Monotype-Arial Narrow-bold-i-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
> arialni.ttf -Monotype-Arial
> Narrow-medium-i-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
> bookos.ttf -Monotype-Bookman Old
> Style-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
> bookosb.ttf -Monotype-Bookman Old
> Style-bold-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
> bookosbi.ttf -Monotype-Bookman Old
> Style-bold-i-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
> bookosi.ttf -Monotype-Bookman Old
> Style-medium-i-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
> gara.ttf -Monotype-Garamond-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
> garabd.ttf -Monotype-Garamond-bold-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
> garait.ttf
> -Monotype-Garamond-medium-i-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1

> Once I remove the first font, everything works again. This happens with
> any other font from Windows that appears in upper-case. The few
> lower-case fonts I've got there all work.

> The corresponding entries in fonts.scale (for the offending font) are:

> GOTHIC.TTF -monotype-Century Gothic-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-ascii-0
> GOTHIC.TTF -monotype-Century
> Gothic-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-fcd8859-15
> GOTHIC.TTF -monotype-Century
> Gothic-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-15
> GOTHIC.TTF -monotype-Century
> Gothic-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-9
> GOTHIC.TTF -monotype-Century
> Gothic-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1

> Any ideas?

> Thanks,
> Roland

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TrueType fonts

Post by Mark S. Reichma » Sun, 09 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Sorry.. That would be a "chmod 744 filename.sh" to
execute it as root only.  Ya really dont want every
swingin FreeBSD user executing this on your machine.


> Make sure all the fonts file names are lowercase.
> Dont ask me why, I dont know.  It is just necassary.
> I got this same error message about 2 nights ago.
> You can safely delete any fontnames with .FOT extensions.
> Keep all with .ttf extensions.

> Paste this script into your favorite editor and
> save it in your TrueType font dir.
> "chmod 755 filename.sh" to make it executable
> as root. Run the script in your TrueType font dir only.
> It will make every file in the directory lowercase.
> Becareful where you put this script and execute it.


> > I installed the xtt-SVGA-1.3.0 True Type server and copied a few fonts
> > to /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType. Then I created the fonts.scale
> > (with ttmkfdir) and fonts.dir (with mkttfdir) files. Finally, I appended
> > the TrueType font directory to the FontPath in XF86Config.

> > So far, so good. I start X and Netscape and see that the new fonts are
> > available in the preferences dialog. They seem to work, too.

> > The problem is the following: I want to add some more fonts (from the
> > same Windows/Fonts directory). When I try to restart X I get the
> > following error message:

> > Default font not found: fixed.

> > The contents of fonts.dir is:

> > 12
> > GOTHIC.TTF -Monotype-Century
> > Gothic-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
> > arialn.ttf -Monotype-Arial Narrow-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
> > arialnb.ttf -Monotype-Arial Narrow-bold-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
> > arialnbi.ttf -Monotype-Arial Narrow-bold-i-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
> > arialni.ttf -Monotype-Arial
> > Narrow-medium-i-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
> > bookos.ttf -Monotype-Bookman Old
> > Style-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
> > bookosb.ttf -Monotype-Bookman Old
> > Style-bold-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
> > bookosbi.ttf -Monotype-Bookman Old
> > Style-bold-i-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
> > bookosi.ttf -Monotype-Bookman Old
> > Style-medium-i-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
> > gara.ttf -Monotype-Garamond-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
> > garabd.ttf -Monotype-Garamond-bold-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
> > garait.ttf
> > -Monotype-Garamond-medium-i-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1

> > Once I remove the first font, everything works again. This happens with
> > any other font from Windows that appears in upper-case. The few
> > lower-case fonts I've got there all work.

> > The corresponding entries in fonts.scale (for the offending font) are:

> > GOTHIC.TTF -monotype-Century Gothic-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-ascii-0
> > GOTHIC.TTF -monotype-Century
> > Gothic-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-fcd8859-15
> > GOTHIC.TTF -monotype-Century
> > Gothic-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-15
> > GOTHIC.TTF -monotype-Century
> > Gothic-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-9
> > GOTHIC.TTF -monotype-Century
> > Gothic-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1

> > Any ideas?

> > Thanks,
> > Roland

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