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[vox-tech] I'm dead, aka My fonts suck

  • Subject: [vox-tech] I'm dead, aka My fonts suck
  • From: Jay Strauss <jjstrauss@MAPSyahoo.com>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 11:14:19 -0800
  • References: 200102221835.KAA18780@franz.mother.com
  • References: 20010222104224.C10427@dirac.org


I installed the RPM xfstt-1.1-2.  X won't start anymore, I get an:

failed to set default font path 'unix/:-1,inet/'

Which I guess means it can't find a font, which makes sense because I 
haven't loaded any TT
fonts.  (so I have rpm -e xfstt).

I understand I have to get the fonts (I'll get em from windows) and I 
can put them in /usr/share/fonts/truetype but, I suspect I'm still going 
to get that above error (after I reinstall xfstt).

Any advice?


Peter Jay Salzman wrote:

> on debian, the default directory is:
> /usr/share/fonts/truetype/
> but you can put them anywhere.  if you have a windows dualboot, you can
> simply use /C/Windows/System/ or wherever MS puts them.
> pete
> On Thu 22 Feb 01, 10:35 AM, owner-vox-tech@lists.mother.com said: 
>> >From p@belial.ucdavis.edu  Thu Feb 22 10:35:53 2001
>> Received: from jfk.ucdavis.edu (jfk.ucdavis.edu [])
>>      by franz.mother.com (8.9.3/8.9.3/Debian 8.9.3-21) with ESMTP id KAA18777
>>      for <vox-tech@franz.mother.com>; Thu, 22 Feb 2001 10:35:53 -0800
>> From: smnagao@ucdavis.edu
>> Received: (from server@localhost)
>>      by jfk.ucdavis.edu (8.11.1/8.11.0/IT4.4.8) id f1MIZrs21049;
>>      Thu, 22 Feb 2001 10:35:53 -0800 (PST)
>> Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 10:35:53 -0800 (PST)
>> Message-Id: <200102221835.f1MIZrs21049@jfk.ucdavis.edu>
>> To: vox-tech@franz.mother.com
>> Subject: Re: [vox-tech] My fonts suck
>> X-Errors-To: dokuja@blue.ucdavis.edu
>> X-Mailer: Geckomail-b16
>> On a related note, I was wondering:
>> Where do you put the true type fonts on X 4.0?
>> I'm running X 4.0.2
>> --Seth
>>> jay, when i first installed linux, i was very disheartened by the fonts as
>>> well.  everytime i looked at netscape, it made my stomach churn.
>>> yes, you can definitely do something about it.  for a slightly outdated
>>> answer:
>>>     http://www.dirac.org/p/linux/qa/qa-web.html
>>> but here's the answer in a nutshell.
>>> 1. install a truetype font server.  you had a couple of options last year,
>>>    but xfstt seems to have pulled ahead of the others.
>>> 2. install X 4.0 which has native true type font service.
>>> 3. steal (yes, steal.  they're almost all copyrighted) true type fonts.  you
>>>    can pull them directly from your windows partition.  (i wonder if that's
>>>    considered a copyright violation?)
>>> pet
> e

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