ttmkfdir no longer needed
Mon Apr 12 10:24:00 GMT 2004
On Saturday 10 April 2004 03:09, Harold L Hunt II wrote:
> It looks like we no longer need ttmkfdir in order to expose the fonts
> installed with Windows to X11. The mkfontscale utility that is included
> with out distribution was inspired by ttmkfdir and essentially replaces it:
> You can do something like the following right now (well, not with Cygwin
> 1.5.9 since mkfontscale will core dump, you have to use snapshot of
> cygwin1.dll for the moment):
> 1) mkfontscale /cygdrive/c/WINDOWS/Fonts
> 2) mkfontdir /cygdrive/c/WINDOWS/Fonts
> 3) Launch Cygwin/X
> 4) In a bash shell under Cygwin/X, run:
> xset fp+ /cygdrive/c/WINDOWS/Fonts
> 5) Run xfontsel and observe that picking 'microsoft' from the 'rgstry'
> category exposes 'microsoft sans serif', 'tahoma', and 'verdana' among
> others under the 'fmly' category. Note also that valid chartacters
> appear when you select these fonts.
> Due to this I am going to pull the link to ttmkfdir from our 'Ported
> Software' page. Perhaps someone would like to write a postinstall
> script that creates symlinks to the Fonts folder for Windows under
> then runs mkfontscale and mkfontdir in
> that folder (since we can not guarantee that we have permissions to
> create files in the actual Fonts folder for Windows). Then it would
> take a minor adjustment of our startup scripts to pass this additional
> font folder to Cygwin/X on startup.
One note: In the thread "proposal for using windows truetype fonts" I
suggested to use the /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/truetype dir for truetype
fonts, because this is the default for qt and kde. Are there any
objectivities using this instead of /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/windows ?
> Any takers?
I'm not very a experted x user, so that I can check up if there is more work
required, but as a start point this should work:
# uncomment for enabling qt and kde like truetype font dir
lndir $WINDIR\\Fonts $ttfontdir
btw. I've got one error while testing this
$ mkfontscale /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/truetype
Couldn't get family name for /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/truetype/MARLETT.TTF
Does this give any problems ?
> I'll package it if somebody works the kinks out of it.
for syn with the above mentioned thread - in which package this script will go
- In the freetype, xfree font or a new package ?
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