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Month: October 2017

Re: [trinity-users] bitmap fonts in TDE, devuan & freebsd

From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@...>
Date: Sun, 15 Oct 2017 06:10:29 -0400
Dr. Nikolaus Klepp composed on 2017-10-15 10:26 (UTC+0200):

> I just run into another interesting thing that I do not know how to solve -
> and it's most likely not connected to TDE, but anyway:

> Ages ago (~ 2004) there were a number of bitmap fonts available in debian. I
> remember epic fights to replace them with TTF fonts. Some days ago I tried to
> get bitmaped fonts into devuan - and failed miserably.

> The situation on FreeBSD is this: bitmaped fonts (e.g. gamow_08_m_r.pcf.gz
> frim lfpfonts-fix) and ttf fonts (as any other fonts) coexist perfectly well
> in X11. In any application (TDE/OpenSCAD/Scintilla/Terminator/... ) I can
> select e.g. "Gamow". The font "Gamow" comes from the "Linux Font Project", so
> I suspected it's present on devuan as well.

> Now the situation on devuan is quite different: There are only some bitmap
> fonts available, none of these are selectable in X11 for
> TDE/OpenSCAD/Scintilla/Terminator/... - but I can see them with "xfontsel".
> Also it seams that the "Linux Font Project"-fonts are not in the archives
> anymore.

> I tried to add "gamow_08_m_r.pcf.gz" by hand using TDE, but the font
> installation failed. I tried to install it by copying the font to ~/.fonts,
> but the font does not show up. "mkfontdir" in ~/.fonts creates a fonts.dir
> with the entry "gamow_08_m_r.pcf.gz
> -lfp-gamow-medium-r-normal--8-80-75-75--80-iso8859-1", but the only X11
> application that sees this font is "xfontsel".

> So, is there a way to get bitmaped fonts back?
Try putting manually installed fonts in a non-deprecated location, either:

	~/.local/share/fonts/ (user-specific), or

	/usr/local/share/fonts/ (global) (deprecated location
restored to Debian wiki)

If this fails, try adding explicit font paths in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
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