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#1 Vyoma

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 06:20 AM

As I mentioned in the other thread, I installed Ubuntu last night, and I am quite happy with the result. And again, as I said there, the font rendering is something that give room for wanting something better.

The question is, can we use TrueType fonts with Linux, and specifically Ubuntu? Is it as simple as copying the font files (.ttf) into a particular directory? Or do we need to install or configure something?

If it is simple as copying the required fonts to a particular folder/directory, which directory should they be copied to?

Edit: The fonts in Linux seems to be a gripe for some others too:
http://jeremy.zawodn...ves/000773.html
http://times.usefuli...006/01/16-fonts

Edited by Vyoma, 28 February 2007 - 06:44 AM.


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Posted 28 February 2007 - 06:48 AM

As I mentioned in the other thread, I installed Ubuntu last night, and I am quite happy with the result. And again, as I said there, the font rendering is something that give room for wanting something better.

The question is, can we use TrueType fonts with Linux, and specifically Ubuntu? Is it as simple as copying the font files (.ttf) into a particular directory? Or do we need to install or configure something?

If it is simple as copying the required fonts to a particular folder/directory, which directory should they be copied to?

Edit: The fonts in Linux seems to be a gripe for some others too:
http://jeremy.zawodn...ves/000773.html
http://times.usefuli...006/01/16-fonts

Well I use Kubuntu (KDE version of Ubuntu) and all that I need to do is go to the system settings and somwhere in there you can install new fonts. I don't know if the Gnome version is set up in a similar way though. The Kubuntu distro seems to support Truetype and even Opentype!

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 09:15 PM

It's very simple, just drag and drop them in /usr/X11R6/. There should be a fonts folder in there, then log out and log back in.

It's a lot easier on KDE btw.

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Posted 02 March 2007 - 07:09 AM

Actually, in your User Directory is a hidden location called .fonts, just drop them in there and restart the computer (easier for people unless you know which service to restart).

I think you can also access this location just typing fonts: or fonts:// in your address bar of your explorer window and it'd open up the fonts directory location and you can copy and paste directly into it.

I'm not on Linux at the moment, to verify this, but I believe this was near enough to how I did it.

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Posted 02 March 2007 - 09:28 PM

fonts:/ only works on KDE and not GNOME.

True, you can use the .fonts folder, but restart is not required, simply log out and log back in.

Also, there's no service to restart. Fonts are handled by the kernel itself.

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