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justLinux.com: Confessions of a Font Addict

Apr 04, 2000, 05:40 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

[ Thanks to Dan Peak for this link. ]

"Here's what font management should be, in any operating system: you find a font (presumably out on the Internet). You download it and save it into your fonts directory and every program on your PC should = have access to it from that point forward. Done."

"Windows, I will admit, gets close, especially if your are using Adobe Type Manager. But Windows applications have a very annoying habit of not seeing and using perfectly good fonts sitting right there in the Font directory. Or folder, or whatever the heck MS calls it this week."

"Upon my return to the Linux fold, I became increasingly concerned that I was not going to get my desired functionality. Every geek I knew told me something along the lines of "Oh, geez, you're not going to like the fonts in Linux..." Initially, they were right. I did not like the fonts at all. Then I got off my lazy Redmond-conditioned butt, did some research, and learned a thing or two."

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