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TrueType (TTF) fonts

SuSE now makes it easier to install Truetype fonts. Truetype are available from your Windows installation or from the Web, for example. Fonts can be installed from the KDE Control Centre. Choose `Font Installer', which is under `System Administration'.

I installed fonts (such as Arial), under Administrator mode. Unfortunately, Sans Serif fonts subsequently became `glyphs (empty boxes)' when using Konqueror e.g. when reading the file /opt/kde3/share/doc/HTML/en/index.html. It turns out that my TrueType fonts were installed in such a way that the font metrics, but not the .TTF files, were readable by general users.

So, logged in as root, I went to the directory /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/truetype/ (where my TrueType fonts are installed) and changed the permissions of all the files with...

chmod a+r $\star$
...which gives read permissions to all the files to everyone.


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David Fong 2011-01-25