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Donovan Rebbechi: Font HOWTO

Jan 17, 2000, 06:54 (1 Talkback[s])
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[ Linux Today reader Donovan Rebbechi writes: ]

"I've written a fairly comprehensive document on handling fonts in linux. I believe it is at present the most comprehensive attempt to address this issue -- I cover several topics including WYSIWYG ( Applix, Star Office ), font servers ( xfs and xfstt ), ghostscript, and latex. I am planning to submit this document to the LDP after it's had more eyeballs on it. Meanwhile, I welcome all comments."

From the HOWTO:

"There are a number of ways fonts can be added to X. Firstly, XFree86 has a font path which is just a list of several directories or font servers where it searches for fonts. A font server is just a background process that makes fonts available to XFree86. An advantage of font servers is that they can send fonts to remote displays."

"Recently, a tool called xfs ( the ``X font server'' ) has been developed. This font server is probably the nicest font management solution currently available...."

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