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GNU/Linux Desktop Survival Guide
by Graham Williams

Install True Type Fonts: Using a Font Server

You can add your own fonts and sharing them by putting them into /usr/local/share/fonts/truetype. You need to run a couple of commands to make them available to X:

  # cd /usr/local/share/fonts
  # mkdir truetype
  # chmod go+rx truetype
  # cd truetype
  # wget http://www.children2children.net/promos/fonts/kidprint.zip
  # unzip kidprint.zip
  # rm kidprint.zip
  # mkfontscale (or ttmkfdir -o fonts.scale ?????) 
  # mkfontdir

You need to add the path to the catalogue entry in /etc/X11/fs/config:


A couple of other paths that should also be included there for the defoma package managed fonts to be available are:


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