NewsForge: Packaging New Fonts For a New Year

“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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