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


  • Subject: Re: [vox-tech] I'm dead, aka My fonts suck
  • From: Peter Jay Salzman <p@diracMAPS.org>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 13:16:01 -0800
  • References: 200102221835.KAA18780@franz.mother.com
  • References: 20010222104224.C10427@dirac.org
  • References: 3A95212E.1040708@yahoo.com

make sure xfstt is running.  if not, then do

/etc/init.d/xfstt start

(or wherever redhat keeps the init.d scripts).   you'll be glad you did this
when it works.  the result is spectacular.

pete

On Thu 22 Feb 01,  8:24 AM, Jay Strauss said: 
> Pete,
> 
> 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/127.0.0.1:7101'
> 
> 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?
> 
> Jay
> 
> 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 [169.237.105.80])
> >>    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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