November 5, 2004 11:58 PM
Installing new fonts in Fedora is as easy as dragging the font file to a nautilus window pointing to fonts:/// or running:

fc-cache path_to_font_directory

The core X font system using the xfs font server requires a little bit more work though.

If this is the first time you are installing new fonts, then run:

mkdir /usr/share/fonts/local/
chkfontpath --add /usr/share/fonts/local/

Once you have the new fonts in the /usr/share/fonts/local/ directory, run:

ttmkfdir -d /usr/share/fonts/local/ -o /usr/share/fonts/local/fonts.scale

The reason for installing new fonts? Well, Proggy Clean Font looks absolutely cool in aterm which by the way can be configured for some acceptable amount of eye candy1 by putting the following lines in your ~/.Xdefaults:

aterm*background: black
aterm*foreground: white
aterm*transparent: true
aterm*transpscrollbar: true
aterm*pointerColor: red
aterm*scrollBar: true
aterm*loginShell: true
aterm*shading: 80
aterm*geometry: 85x40
aterm*font:-windows-proggy clean-medium-r-normal-*-*-80-*-*-c-*-iso8859-1
aterm*boldFont:-windows-proggy clean-medium-r-normal-*-*-80-*-*-c-*-iso8859-1


[1] Which as someone aiming for efficiency2, I try to minimize but end up wanting more just like as if it were real candy.
[2] The reason for using aterm in the first place.

Copyright © 2004-2011 Anirudh Sasikumar. All rights reserved.
Last Updated: January 21, 2005 4:22 PM