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1<sect1 id="x-installing-truetype">
2<?dbhtml filename="truetype.html" dir="x"?>
3<title>Adding TrueType font support to XFree86</title>
4
5<para>TrueType font support is now built into XFree86. The following items need to
6be completed to make the fonts available.</para>
7
8<itemizedlist>
9
10<listitem><para>Establish a directory for the fonts and move any
11TrueType fonts you want into that directory.</para></listitem>
12
13<listitem><para>Create the <filename>fonts.scale</filename> and
14<filename>fonts.dir</filename> files in the TrueType font
15directory.</para></listitem>
16
17<listitem><para>Ensure the truetype module is loaded in
18<filename>XF86Config</filename>.</para></listitem>
19
20<listitem><para>Ensure the <parameter>FontPath</parameter> in
21<filename>XF86Config</filename> contains the TrueType font
22directory.</para></listitem>
23
24</itemizedlist>
25
26<sect2><title>Establish a TrueType font directory</title>
27
28<para>The build of XFree86 as given above automatically creates a TrueType
29font directory: <filename>/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF</filename>. This
30directory is already has some TrueType fonts and is set up correctly.
31If this directory is satisfactory, copy any other TrueType fonts you want
32into that directory. If not, create a new directory, preferably in
33the <filename>/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/</filename> directory and put
34your TrueType fonts there.</para></sect2>
35
36<sect2><title>Create <filename>fonts.scale</filename> and
37<filename>fonts.dir</filename></title>
38
39<para>To make the <filename>fonts.scale</filename> file, you have to build the
40program <filename>ttmkfdir</filename>. Unfortunately, this program needs
41libraries from the <filename>freetype</filename> project, so we need to make
42that first.</para>
43
44<screen>Download location (HTTP): <ulink url="http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/freetype/freetype-1.3.1.tar.gz"/></screen>
45
46<para>Unpack the file and build with
47<screen><userinput>./configure --prefix=/usr &amp;&amp;
48make &amp;&amp;
49make install &amp;&amp;
50ldconfig</userinput></screen></para>
51
52<para>Now build the <filename>ttmkfdir</filename> utility.
53<screen>Download location: <ulink url="http://freshmeat.net/projects/ttmkfdir"/></screen>
54The filename is <filename>ttmkfdir.tar.gz</filename>.
55</para>
56
57<para>This is a very short program that unpacks it is files in the current
58directory, so its best to make a separate directory.
59<screen><userinput>mkdir ttmkfdir &amp;&amp;
60cd ttmkfdir &amp;&amp;
61tar zxvf ../ttmkfdir.tar.gz</userinput></screen></para>
62
63<para>Edit the <filename>Makefile</filename> to make the following changes:
64<screen>FREETYPE_BASE=/usr
65FREETYPE_INCL=$(FREETYPE_BASE)/include/freetype
66FREETYPE_LIB=-L$(FREETYPE_BASE)/lib -lttf</screen>
67</para>
68
69<para>Run
70<screen><userinput>make &amp;&amp;
71install -m755 ttmkfdir /usr/bin</userinput></screen></para>
72
73<para>Now change to the directory where you have your TrueType fonts and run
74<screen>ttmkfdir -o fonts.scale &amp;&amp;
75mkfontdir</screen></para></sect2>
76
77<sect2><title>Ensure TrueType is loaded in <filename>XF86Config</filename></title>
78<para>The "Module" section should look like:
79<screen>Section "Module"
80 ...
81 Load "freetype"
82 Load "speedo"
83EndSection</screen></para></sect2>
84
85<sect2><title>Ensure the <parameter>FontPath</parameter> in
86<filename>XF86Config</filename> points to the TrueType font directory</title>
87<para>The "Files"section should look like
88<screen>Section "Files"
89 ...
90 FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/"
91EndSection</screen></para>
92
93<para>XFree86 will now be able to use TrueType fonts when it is restarted.
94You can check to see if the new fonts are available with the
95<userinput>xlsfonts</userinput> program.</para></sect2>
96
97</sect1>
98
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