I'm using what _WAS_ a SuSE 6 distro, although I mainly use it for learning
and playing about so virtually everything is updated from source by myself.
One thing I'd never really bothered with before though was fonts. They all
just "worked". Now with aa and truetype I thought I'd have a go.
As it turned out I wasn't making a fonts.scale file and that encodings line
needed doing too, so thanks.
It all seems to be working fine now, and KDE looks much better, altough
some fonts still aren't working, eg: wingdings and a couple other microsoft
ones, but it's not really a problem.
I also had to get ttmkfdir as it wasn't supplied with SuSE, X or Freetype.
So, thanks again.
On Sunday 08 April 2001 10:35 pm, Steve Bradley spouted forth:
> You didn't say what distro you were using, and the instructions
> necessarily the same for everyone - I can tell you what I did on my RH7
> system. It uses some variation of xfs to serve fonts and chkfontpath to
> deal with font paths. Some of this may help:
> 1. Downloaded truetype fonts from my old MS CD's to
> 2. 'cd' into the above directory and 'ttmkfdir >fonts.dir"
> 3. mkfontdir -e /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/encodings
> 4. chkfontpath --first --add /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType
> 5. In /etc/XF86Config-4 file, made sure any and all font paths in
> XF86Config were commented out except for FontPath "unix/:7100"
> 6. In kcontrol, made sure "Look & Feel / Style" had "Use Anti-Aliasing for
> Fonts and Icons" checked.
> One thing it looks like you may be missing: you have to run ttmkfdir and
> mkfontdir in order to geneate the fonts.dir and encodings files needed.
> If you don't do that, it won't work.
> The above instructions work flawlessly on a standard RH7 system.
>> Hi there.
>> I'm having real trouble installing truetype and aa fonts in x/kde.
>> I've read the other posts on this topic, and none of them seem to help,
>> so I'll explain briefly.
>> I downloaded x 4.0.3 source, compiled and installed freetype 2, then x
>> I then copied my windows .ttf fonts into
>> /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType/ and added that path to my
>> /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fs/config file.
>> I made sure /etc/X11/XF86Config has unix/:7100 as the only fontpath.
>> I then built and installed qt 2.3.0 and kde 2.1.1 from source, making
>> sure qt had the aa fonts option enabled.
>> I then fired up xfs, then x and kde.
>> In the kde control centre, there is a list of fonts, but not my truetype
>> ones, but they all look the same and I can't change them. KDE has aa
>> fonts turned on.