Craig Colton meerkats at
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 (, not the sourceforge 
mirror which is ancient.

	configure and install that
	$ ./configure
	$ make
	# 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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