Fonts! I'm so confused.

Seng Huat Yeoh stanleyshyeoh at
Sun Aug 18 05:02:23 PDT 2002


I hardly understand how ttmkdir/fonts.dir/fonts.scale work.   After having 
copied ms-sans-serif.ttf into /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/ and ran ttmkdir 
 > fonts.dir, the contents of fonts.dir are updated to include the new font.

When running xfontsel,  the 'pxlsz' list only contain '*', '0' and '12' 
options.   Why does other fonts like helvetica has various pxlsz to choose 

More importantly, I wish someone could explain to me the steps to take after 
copying a ttf font into the TTF directory.    I really find these font stuff 
rather confusing.

Stanley Yeoh

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