Truetype fonts (xfs.xtt) don't work

Truetype fonts (xfs.xtt) don't work

Post by Peter Mutsaer » Thu, 23 Sep 1999 04:00:00


I installed the packages needed for xfs.xtt, the Truetype X-font

No matter what I do, when I start xfs.xtt with config such that a
directory containing true type fonts is in the catalogue, I get

xfs.xtt error: Fatal font server error:
xfs.xtt error: Element #0 (starting at 0) of font path is bad or has a bad font:
zsh: abort      xfs.xtt

I started with a single true-type font (ARIAL.TTF) in this directory,
and then ran mkttfdir, which resulted in a fonts.dir containing:

ARIAL.TTF -Monotype-Arial-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1

Btw I'm running -current, XFree-3.3.5. Installed recent packages
xtt-common-1.2.1.tgz, xtt-xfs-1.2.1.tgz etc.

Thanks for any help,

Peter Mutsaers |  Abcoude (Utrecht), | Trust me, I know

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Can someone point me in the right direction?
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