James T. Carver
jtcarver at skinartz.com
Mon May 23 01:52:30 UTC 2005
On Sunday 22 May 2005 05:37 pm, fedora-list-request at redhat.com wrote:
> Message: 9
> Date: Mon, 23 May 2005 00:55:57 +0200
> From: Johannes Findeisen <mailman at hanez.org>
> Subject: Re: Fonts not defined
> To: fedora-list at redhat.com
> Message-ID: <200505230055.57639.mailman at hanez.org>
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> On Sunday 22 May 2005 23:46, Markku Kolkka wrote:
> > Piero kirjoitti viestissään (lähetysaika sunnuntai, 22.
> > toukokuuta 2005 22:51):
> > > Hi everyone,
> > > I ask you why with Gnome windows fonts are few defined like
> > > Windows OS.
> > Fonts are copyright property of their designers and many font
> > names are registered trademarks. That's why most free fonts
> > included in Linux distros have different names and look
> > different than Windows fonts.
> But if you have a Windows license you are allowed to install the TrueType
> fonts from Microsoft. An old Win98 license is enough i think.
> Just copy the .ttf files over to /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF and restart
> X. I hope it was right. I have done this last time, some years ago... ;-) I
> think there are some font installers with GUI(GTK && || QT) around. Just
> search for it at SourceForge.
> Johannes Findeisen
KDE also has a font installation routine in kcontrol that works pretty good.
the fonts are not system wide, but just for the user that is logged on, so
far it has worked pretty good for me.
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