Linux Fonts


Linux comes with lots of its own fonts, which are good. Also, the MS fonts are available to you (you have paid for them after all). To get the Linux fonts, you should make sure that the following packages are installed:

Also, installing dfontmgr is a good idea. This allows you to see which X fonts you have installed.

True Type Fonts

The Microsoft fonts are 'TrueType'. The easiest way of installing these is by installing the ttf_commercial package. During the configuration, this package scans the hard disk for MS fonts. It managed to correctly find mine under /xpsystem. I asked it not to insert the xtt module, but I did copy the fonts to the Linux partition.

To use the fonts, you will need to make a change the font server's configuration file. The file /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fs/config should have the catalogue updated to include: /usr/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType.