Thursday, April 17, 2003


> 2. I have heard that the Windows fonts are pretty good.
> Which ones should I use and how do I install them?

Put the .ttf font files in a dir ~/.fonts
run fc-cache -f -v
you should be able to use all those new fonts in kde apps.

What works best for me, (I don't like small antialiased fonts; I think
they look bold)
is to rebuild the freetype2 lib with the bytecode hinter turned on -
it can not be turned on by default because of a patent issue.

Learn how to do that from the README.UNX file that comes with freetype, after you run ./configure; make, then cp and symlink your new in /usr/lib
restart X, it makes a huge difference.