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Bug 75202 - After installing ttf in ~/.fonts, not visible via xlsfonts
Summary: After installing ttf in ~/.fonts, not visible via xlsfonts
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
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Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Mike A. Harris
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-10-05 13:37 UTC by Yusuf Goolamabbas
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:47 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-10-05 13:37:13 UTC
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Description Yusuf Goolamabbas 2002-10-05 13:37:07 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2b) Gecko/20020922

Description of problem:
I installed various truetype fonts via the webfonts4linux shell script. I placed
the fonts in ~/.fonts. Then I ran fc-cache (as root). They were immediately
available to GTK2 and QT applications. In order to make them available to normal
X applications and Mozilla, I added /home/yusufg/.fonts to /etc/X11/fs/config
and then did 

service xfs reload

then I typed xlsfonts. The fonts in ~/.fonts were not visible in the output of

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add ttf files to ~/.fonts
2. Add /home/yusufg/.fonts to /etc/X11/fs/config
3. Run /etc/rc.d/init.d/xfs reload
4. Type xlsfonts

Actual Results:  The output of xlsfonts was similar to that prior to adding the

Expected Results:  I expected to see the microsoft truetype fonts in the output
of xlsfonts

Additional info:

Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2002-10-05 22:01:23 UTC
This is not a bug.  You have not properly configured these fonts to
be visible to xfs, which is why they do not work properly.

Please read one of the many font HOWTO's that are available on the
web, or ask for help on one of the Red Hat or XFree86 mailing lists.

Comment 2 R.K.Aa. 2002-10-16 11:17:44 UTC
I have the opposite problem: All my fonts are "revealed" with xlsfonts, but none
of the truetype fonts (that xlsfonts and xfs, mozilla and other can use) are
available to KDE or Gnome2. Instead they fall back to various ugly fonts - and
if i add the truefonts to ~/.fonts, they are suddenly seen, but become blurred -
or, if antialiased, their edges become like "barbed wired". "m" looks like "rn"
etc - all unevem even if hinting is turned on.

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