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Re: truetype

From: "R.G. Mayhue" <rgmayhue@serenesoftware.com>
To: independence-l@independence.seul.org
Subject: Re: truetype
Date: Mon, 8 Nov 1999 14:54:36 -0500

On Sun, 07 Nov 1999, Birger wrote:
> I asked a long time ago how to use truetype fonts under X. I finally found the
> answer: You have to use 'ttmkfdir -o fonts.dir' and then add the folder to
> fontpath. Doh! It's so simple but I'm amazed it's so poorly documented! man xfs
> gives absolutely no clue, I had to find this information on the web.
> Btw. it's about time Linux distributions moved to ttf instead of bdf. Aren't
> there any good quality ttf-fonts that you can distribute for free?
Go here to read what Red Hat has done about fonts in 6.0 :


>From what I understand font dithering should be included in the next
major XFree86 release. That will put us right on track with Windows and

R.G. Mayhue