Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

Fonts under Netscape?

Posted on 1998-08-30
1
208 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-03

 Why I can not see very well the dynamic fonts under Netscape(Linux certainly). If somebody uses let's say Verdana which looks very nice under Windows(IE e.g.) in Netscape under Linux is a nightmare. I have to change the font size just to see it. Any solution? Do are available font packages for Linux as are for Windows?
 
0
Comment
Question by:elvaaa
1 Comment
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
erwin1 earned 50 total points
ID: 1637907
The problem is, that a standard X server only knows about Type1 fonts, and these are rendered bad, too.

If you want to use verdana you have to install a TrueType font server for X. There is one available based on the FreeType project. Just look at www.freetype.org for projects based on FreeType, there you can find xfsft, the wonderful (IMHO) TrueType font server for X. If you have that and install Verdana, everything will work o.k.

If you need specific help with the installation, feel free to ask.

 - Erwin

0

Featured Post

The Eight Noble Truths of Backup and Recovery

How can IT departments tackle the challenges of a Big Data world? This white paper provides a roadmap to success and helps companies ensure that all their data is safe and secure, no matter if it resides on-premise with physical or virtual machines or in the cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
capture pcap with filtered traffic 1 81
Coding C# in Linux 8 119
awk file 6 77
How to check currently configured static routes on CentOS 7? 1 48
Daily system administration tasks often require administrators to connect remote systems. But allowing these remote systems to accept passwords makes these systems vulnerable to the risk of brute-force password guessing attacks. Furthermore there ar…
Setting up Secure Ubuntu server on VMware 1.      Insert the Ubuntu Server distribution CD or attach the ISO of the CD which is in the “Datastore”. Note that it is important to install the x64 edition on servers, not the X86 editions. 2.      Power on th…
Learn how to get help with Linux/Unix bash shell commands. Use help to read help documents for built in bash shell commands.: Use man to interface with the online reference manuals for shell commands.: Use man to search man pages for unknown command…
Connecting to an Amazon Linux EC2 Instance from Windows Using PuTTY.

789 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question