Re: Nice fonts under Linux

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Being yet another debian woody/testing package I wanted I was finally
compelled to switch to woody.  Not following the news/debate on this
particular package I was exceedingly surprised to see apt-get
downloading from www.microsoft.com to say the least.

Hugo Haas <hugo@larve.net> writes:

> During a W3C team meeting today, I heard Dan and Gerald saying that
> having nice fonts under Linux was a lot of work.
>
> I have TrueType fonts and it wasn't that much work. Here's how I did
> it:
> 1/ installed the msttcorefont package.
> 2/ edited my XF86Config-4:
>    - put at the top of my font path:
>        FontPath        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType"
>    - made sure that I had support for TTF loaded as a module:
>        Load    "freetype"
>
> And voila.
>
> You just have to make sure that your programs point to the TrueType
> fonts and not to the default ones. For example, in Mozilla:
> user_pref("font.default", "sans-serif");
> user_pref("font.name.cursive.x-western", "monotype-monotype corsiva-iso8859-1");
> user_pref("font.name.fantasy.x-western", "microsoft-comic sans ms-iso8859-1");
> user_pref("font.name.monospace.x-western", "b&h-lucida console-iso8859-1");
> user_pref("font.name.sans-serif.x-western", "microsoft-verdana-iso8859-1");
> user_pref("font.name.serif.x-western", "monotype-times new roman-iso8859-1");
> user_pref("font.size.fixed.x-western", 15);
> user_pref("font.size.variable.x-western", 15);
>
> For more info:
>
> TrueType Fonts in Debian mini-HOWTO
> Bear Giles, bgiles@coyotesong.com
> v0.3, 10 January 2000
> http://www.linuxdoc.org/HOWTO/mini/TT-Debian.html
>
> --
> Hugo Haas <hugo@larve.net> - http://larve.net/people/hugo/
> It might look like I'm doing nothing, but at the cellular level I'm
> really quite busy.
>
>
>

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