meerkats at bellsouth.net
Tue Oct 9 19:22:01 PDT 2001
> There is a cool guy named Keith Packard who bundles a few basic truetype
> fonts with a sample Xftconfig file, but I don't remember the URL for his
> stuff. He works with XFree86.
> Jan Stifter wrote:
> > My Fonts in KDE looks still ugly, even though I have [X] antialised
> > fonts compiled into qt and I have [X] turned on the antialised fonts
> > in KDE. Is there a tool, with which I can see, which fonts are
> > installed? Where can I download more fonts?
> > Many thanks in advance!
> > Jan
Here's a hint from Keith Packard from a couple of months ago that may help. I
couldn't get his QT to compile with KDE2.2 (it works with 2.1), but even
without it, it leaves you with a nice desktop. Might be worth looking at.
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You need FreeType 2 from their CVS (freetype.org), not the sourceforge
mirror which is ancient.
configure and install that
# make install
You need XFree86 CVS (not 4.0.1h, that's not new enough, it's from last
Edit config/cf/host.def and add:
#define Freetype2Dir /usr/local
(assuming you installed Freetype in the default place)
$ make World
# make install
You need my hacked version of Qt
Extract that and rebuild Qt
You need some TrueType fonts
$ cd /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts
# tar xzf truetype.tar.gz
You need an updated config file for the Xft library
$ (edit it to change /usr/XFree86 to /usr/X11R6)
# cp XftConfig /usr/X11R6/lib/X11
Now you're all set.
Easy as pie, no?
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