True-Type font in FC3

D. D. Brierton darren at
Thu Nov 11 21:06:43 UTC 2004

On Thu, 2004-11-11 at 20:49, Bites wrote:

> I am doing anything wrong?

Not so much wrong, as just the old way. If the fonts are for your use
and no one else just copy them into ~/.fonts -- you may need to restart
X afterwards but I think applications will pick up on the new fonts when
they are next started without X being restarted.

If the fonts are for use by several different users then the easiest
thing to do would be to create a directory, say /usr/local/share/fonts
and copy the fonts as root into there, and then edit the file
/etc/fonts/local.conf (that's on FC2, I imagine its the same on FC3) to
contain the a <dir> element like so:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">
<!-- /etc/fonts/local.conf file for local customizations -->

Best, Darren

D. D. Brierton            darren at
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