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Adding your MS True Type Fonts to Red Hat 8.0
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Do you hate going to web pages in Mozilla where Microsoft specific fonts are used? Do you hate opening Word documents that contain Microsoft specific fonts with OpenOffice.org? Well if you already own a copy of Windows you can add your Windows fonts to Red Hat very easily.

I don't know if this is the recommended way but it worked for me. And it gives you access to the fonts system wide because we are adding them to the X font server (xfs).

If you are on a dual boot machine you may have your Windows partition mounted on "/c". That's where I have mine mounted so that's what I will use in my example. If you are not on a dual boot system you will need to copy them to your Red Hat machine either via SSH, FTP, floppy, or other means.

Let us begin:

$ su  -
(enter root's password)
# cd  /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF
# cp  /c/windows/fonts/*.ttf  .
# mkfontscale
# mkfontdir
# service  xfs  restart

Now you will have to restart X. When you log back in you should should see that web sites using the "FONT FACE" tags in their HTML using MS specific fonts will appear correct in Mozilla:

Mozilla screenshot

And you will have access to the fonts in applications such as OpenOffice.org:

OpenOffice screenshot

NOTE: If you still don't have access to the extra True Type fonts you might want to run the /usr/sbin/chkfontpath command and make sure your /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF directory is in the list. If it is not, add that directory to the catalog section of the font server config file (/etc/X11/fs/config).

Have fun!

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