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NewsForge: Packaging New Fonts For a New Year

Jan 13, 2005, 13:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nathan Willis)

"There's nothing like a new set of typefaces for starting off the new year. Like snowflakes, no two are alike--and also like snowflakes, they have to be handled just right. After you've found the fonts you want to spend the next 12 months with, here's how you can install them correctly and easily on your Linux system by getting your package management program to do it for you.

"Chances are that the fonts you've downloaded are of TrueType format. Most free fonts are made with the Macromedia Fontographer application, in which this is the default. With TrueType fonts, the only file that matters is the one with the .ttf extension; this is the actual font data..."

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