Monday, October 19, 2009

Installing .TTF Fonts in Slackware 12.2

I was recently working on a project for my boss when I found I needed to install some new fonts for GIMP.

I had downloaded some free TTF's from & needed to install them.

Restarting X was a pain, so I found the following steps worked with only restarting GIMP:

1.)  Move your fonts into the ~/.fonts folder.  Create it if it doesn't exist.
2.)  Run command makefontdir
3.)  Run command makefontscale
4.)  Run command fc-cache
5.)  Finally, command xset fp rehash
6.)  Restart whatever application you're working with, be it GIMP, OOo, or whatever.

Your font should now be listed!

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