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Re: ttf support under linux

thanks! i was reading off of
and it certainly seemed as though i was out of luck using ttf.

i'll read through the url you attached.

thanks again. -cjm

On Sun, 25 Feb 2001, Tesla Coil wrote:

> On 25 Feb 2001, charles@lunarmedia.net wrote:
> > i've got ttf2pt1 compiled and running on my machine,
> > however its having a seriously hard time dealing with
> > converting dingbat and other non-essential fonts to type1.
> >
> > does anyone have insight into what the future of ttf
> > support on linux will be, or what other alternatives
> > exist outside of ttf2pt1?
> I thought you were running RH7, and that has Xfree86 4.0.1
> with direct ttf support--no?
> I'm migrating to RH7 later this week, but this isn't among
> reasons why.  I would be moving to SuSE 7.1 Professional,
> but RH7 Deluxe Workstation is the same price.  SuSE's
> site doesn't provide a complete list of packages in 7.1; I'm
> unable to evaluate just how much is updated.  Add to that
> my understanding that it's not RPM 4.x based, and I just
> don't like the direction SuSE is going lately.  But I digress...
> I've been using xfstt.  It works, in a klunky kinda way.  It
> needs restarted twice every time you install a new font,
> and Gimp usually core dumps the first time you try them.
> Other applications still don't recognize them, but I haven't
> needed them enough to investigate whether that's just the
> way it is.  Most reports I've seen regard xfstf as superior.
> There's a TrueType HOWTO, if you haven't read it:
> http://www-scf.usc.edu/~vibber/linux/TrueType-HOWTO.html
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