Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 11679
RFE: Add Windows(tm) font directory to X font path if possible.
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:55 EDT
1) when setting up /etc/fstab determine if there are any win32 partitions
and if so, mount them somewhere. (eg /win32)
2) when setting up the font path, look for font directories on any win32
partitions if they exist.
One of the bad things about switching from Windows to linux is that
things look awful because of the poor quality fonts. Windows tends
to have a lot of useful fonts so it would be nice to use them if
Web surfing on Linux can be a problem because many pages are designed
for Windows and use fonts that windows users generally have, but
linux users don't. Linux's font selection is so limited that even
the substitute fonts tend to look bad. So, if the windows fonts are
sitting there anyway, lets use them. I did this on my machine and
it greatly improves the look and readability of a lot of web pages.
Also, since i've installed a lot of custom fonts I have access to
Actually, i copied the fonts in my windows directory to
/usr/local/share/fonts but i think using the /win32/windows/fonts
directly would also work, save disk space and make it easier to
update when new fonts are added.
This will go on the future feature request list.
Moving to RESOVLED - DEFERRED from CLOSED - DEFERRED