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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-22-2004, 04:35 AM Thread Starter
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Howto Install TrueType Fonts in Linux

mkdir /usr/share/fonts/truetype
cd /usr/share/fonts/truetype
wget abecx.net/downloads/truetype.tar.gz
tar zxvf truetype.tar.gz
rm -rf truetype.tar.gz
ttmkfdir
mkfontdir
chkfontpath -a /usr/share/fonts/truetype/
fc-cache ( you may have this or not depending on distro )
restart xfs services: /etc/rc.d/init.d/xfs restart ( again depending on distro )

Now you should be able to change the default font on say firefox to use verdana or whatever default font you like. You may have to restart firefox if you already had it open, I had to.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-22-2004, 08:03 PM
 
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mkdir /usr/share/fonts/truetype
cd /usr/share/fonts/truetype
wget abecx.net/downloads/truetype.tar.gz
tar zxvf truetype.tar.gz
rm -rf truetype.tar.gz
ttmkfdir
mkfontdir
chkfontpath -a /usr/share/fonts/truetype/
fc-cache ( you may have this or not depending on distro )
restart xfs services: /etc/rc.d/init.d/xfs restart ( again depending on distro )

Now you should be able to change the default font on say firefox to use verdana or whatever default font you like. You may have to restart firefox if you already had it open, I had to.
Thanks for the info.. worked perfectly.. linux always has ghey fonts on the base install
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