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I have RedHat 6.0, and it apparently now has support for trutype fonts.  I have a bunch of fonts on disk and I'd like to know how to add them in with my current fonts, if I can.  I've tried a bunch of manpages but I can't find anything helpful.  If you don't want to sit here and tell me the whole thing, please tell me where to look.  Thanks
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by:ahoffmann
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how to make fonts for X servers:
   man bdftopcf mkfontdir
how X server handles fonts:
   man X xset
list/view fonts:
   man xlsfonts xfontsel
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by:Basil000
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thanks ahoffmann, if you want to make that an answer I'll give you the points
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how to make fonts for X servers:
        man bdftopcf mkfontdir
how X server handles fonts:
        man X xset
list/view fonts:
        man xlsfonts xfontsel
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by:lubricated
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This is lame I can't believe I lost 5 points for that.
The reply was nothing more than RTFM.  If you want direct
support for True Type fonts you need to get the Xfree-xfs
package with true type font support from.
http://www.dcs.ed.ac.uk/home/jec/programs/xfsft/ 
then use the program ttmkfdir to make a directory with
your truetype fonts into a directory which the fontserver
can read and then add that directory to your font path.
To do this edit your xfs configuration file
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by:ahoffmann
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Why should it be lame? It's just one possible solution.
And telling someone to RTFM is much better than wasting bandwidth with posting a outdated version.
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by:Basil000
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even if it's lame, he answered the question so <I> would know how, not you.  anyway, it seems like you know enough about it anyway
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