Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 75202
After installing ttf in ~/.fonts, not visible via xlsfonts
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:47:12 EDT
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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):
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
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.
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.