Fonts, part 3.

I tried the xset +fp thing that I mentioned previously and it worked like a charm. Next thing on the agenda (font-wise anyway) is to sort all of my fonts by style so I can find what I need faster. I figure directories of serifs, sans serifs, calligraphy/handwriting fonts, and dingbats oughta do it.

The following instructions apply to xfs. I'm including them here because they took some research (especially after I ran into problems), and because I might misplace the paper I made my notes on. And hey... maybe they'll help someone else.

Each font directory requires both fonts.scale and fonts.dir files. To create them, run the command:

ttmkfdir -o fonts.scale

If that fails with the message ‘Aborted’, which it did for me the first time I tried it, use:

strace ttmkfdir -o fonts.scale

When it fails, remove the last font listed (the one it choked on) and try again. Repeat until it makes it all the way to the end. Then run:


and that's it. Simple, really, once you know what to do.

Posted by Ripley on January 18, 2003

And then you said

Thanks for your tip. Helped me a lot. - Sivakumar

Posted by Sivakumar on May 26, 2003 7:05 AM

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