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Re: [SLUG] TrueType fonts
- To: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] TrueType fonts
- From: Jeff Waugh <jdub@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun Sep 2 16:54:01 2001
- Reply-by: Wed Sep 5 16:47:36 EST 2001
- User-agent: Mutt/1.3.20i
> Does this mean it is possible to use truetype fonts without running a font
With X4, yes.
> It seems to be overly complicated to me the way fonts are organised in X.
... just ... shitty. ;)
> I would love to get rid of microdollar from our office and am fiddling with
> Linux as a desktop. My configurations need to be easy to set up and
> administer but still provide the users with a quality appearance.
X4 supports TrueType fonts without a font server, using the freetype module.
You can see this set up in my XF86Config-4 file .
However, this is probably not the best idea on a local network. The benefit
of a font server is that you have one machine on which you install the
fonts, and all of the client machines will see them (after an X restart or a
rehash). In this situation, I'd recommend putting the basic fonts on the
client machines, and setting up a server to deal with the bulk of the fonts.
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