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Re: [SLE] 7.2 - Truetype fonts?
On Wednesday 29 August 2001 6:56 pm, Rick Green wrote:
> I finally scraped together the money to buy 7.2pro, and I'm in the process
> of setting up a new machine with it.
>
> I did a default install with yast2, (the first time, btw, that yast2 has
> worked for me).
> Network setup via DHCP was a breeze.
> Sound setup was a breeze. (whew! Sound has always been a bugaboo for me,
> causing loud screeches of feedback and/or system lockups on every other
> system I've tried).
> yast2 detected my video (Nvidia GEforce2mx 32mb) and X came up without any
> trouble.
> After a few hours of exploration and stability check, I decided to go
> back to yast and see what other packages I might want to install. I ended
> up selecting (explicitly or automatically) 94 of them, and the install
> went smoothly.
> Among the packages I installed were the truetype font server for X, and
> two packages of truetype fonts. I also enabled 'antialiasing' in the KDE
> control panel.
> After restarting X and KDE, I'm finding that my screen is less readable
> not more! The standard Konsole apears to be using a variable-pitch font,
> but it's spacing letters wide apart, and when I backspace or left-arrow to
> make command-line edits, the 'length' of a backspace appears to be
> slightly less than the width of the character. The result is a very
> confused screen!
>
> What have I missed? Is there a way I can have the fixed-pitch fonts
> available to me for the xterm and Konsole windows, and the variable-pitch
> fonts for the browser and Staroffice?

Have you tried turning off antialiasing? This worked for me when adding the
Microsoft TT fonts. If checked, only TT fonts are displayed/available but
console etc. may not be using TT fonts.

M

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