Joined: Dec. 2006
||Posted: Dec. 22 2006,10:53
^thehatsrule^, No. the fonts are unusable under all gtk1 applications. Did you have freetype2 running under DSL (with gtk1)? I see that the freetype libs are in DSL, and they should support ttf, but I can't for the life of me get it all to work. It seems I need a font server like xfstt (though the older forum discussion about installing microsoft's core fonts seemed to imply that it was possible to get them working with only stock DSL and the XFree86 extension. No gtk2 needed, no added font servers.)
The problem is still when I add a directory to the fontpath (xset +fp /fontdir), it gives me an error (see below) if I have truetype files in the directory. I have created what I think are the necessary control files (fonts.dir and fonts.scale) under ubuntu. I can add other fonts to my fontpath by the same method, but truetype fonts elude me.
xset: bad font path element (#55), possible causes are:
Directory does not exist or has wrong permissions
Directory is missing fonts.dir
Incorrect font server address or syntax
I've checked: the permissions and ownership (same as other added font dirs on my system which do work); fonts.dir (tried 2 different versions created with different utilities on Ubuntu);
Perhaps it's better if I repost in Other Help Topics, changing from an 'extension request' to a more general request for help with ttf's, including what I now know. That's likely to have broader appeal I would think.
Thanks for your help so far. I'll try to get xsftt working and repost if I'm still having trouble.