Joined: Oct. 2006
||Posted: July 29 2007,02:46
|Quote (humpty @ July 27 2007,02:56)|
Though, you will have to find arabic pcf.gz fonts and their font info lines.
The font info lines can be generated as a 'fonts.dir' file using `mkfontdir` (Debian package here).
To generate a 'fonts.dir' file for all the fonts in a directory, do the following:
Or, just do:
That will generate the font information file.
You still need to tell the Xserver to add the new fonts to its cache:
xset +fp font_directory [This will add font_directory to the font-path]
xset fp rehash [This will tell the Xserver to re-scan for new fonts in the font-path.]
The font-path will revert to the default once you close the Xserver.
You might want to add the above 'xset ...' commands to '/home/dsl/.xinitrc' so the Xserver will use the new font-path when it starts.
This is '10x21.pcf.gz' ('arabeyes-fixed-iso10646-1') from ae_fonts_mono.tar.bz2 (homepage).
#1 (BBC Arabic): http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1396/937126148_5178e7ec58_o.gif
#2 (Wikipedia Arabic): http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1172/937365784_bbb1d13200_o.gif
Does the font size look right?
Or would you like a finer/smaller font?
(This is 'arabic24.pcf.gz' ('arabic-newspaper-iso10646-1') from Debian xfonts-base package.)
#1 (BBC Arabic): http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1145/937150742_477a082c5b_o.gif
#2 (Wikipedia Arabic): http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1261/937365788_e007a7d117_o.gif
I am working on an Arabic-fonts extension. I am intending to call it 'xfonts-arabic.tar.gz'.
If anyone can suggest more websites to test, I will be happy to post more screenshots.
Thank you very much.