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Roger R Dingledine wrote:
> From: "R.G. Mayhue" <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.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
Ummmm, One very important exception.
StarOffice, the bloated monster that it is, is still a very attractive deal to Linux
Users looking for functionality similar to MS Office. Now that it is free(of
monetary cost) and redistributable on a limited basis, it is even more attractive.
MIght not be a bad idea to bundle TrueType->Type 1 conversion software to
accommodate additional fonts for (especially) StarWriter. We can hope this
situation will change soon, of course, and that SO will be able to do this
- Re: truetype
- From: Donovan Rebbechi <email@example.com>