Ugly Konsole fonts
James Richard Tyrer
tyrerj at acm.org
Thu Aug 21 01:58:56 BST 2003
> I have Slackware 9.0 running KDE3.1.3. There is a limited choice of fonts
> available in Konsole.
The selection for Konsole is limited! Fixed width fonts ONLY.
> Some other distros (eg. Debian, Mandrake) have a nice
> Helvetica fixed font.
I don't know what a "Helvetica fixed font" is. But, the standard Konsole
font (Normal, Tiny, Small, Medium, Large, Huge) *IS* a sans serif fixed
font. If this isn't working, you have a problem. Probably with FontConfig.
Do you have these fonts:
9x15.pcf.gz < KDE installed
The KDE one may be the problem. It will be in: "$KDEDIR/share/fonts/".
The others should be in the: "misc" sub-directory for system fonts.
> How can I transfer these fonts from another distro
> into my Konsole fonts in Slackware?
No, you don't have "Konsole" fonts. The "Konsole" fonts are not installed
any different than any other fonts.
Just copy the fonts to a directory (e.g. $HOME/DownLoad) and if TrueType or
Type1, use the KDE Font Installer to install them using "Administrator Mode".
If you have XFree86 installed, you probably already have the bit-mapped
Helvetica fonts on your system but it isn't supposed to work in Konsole
because Konsole is limited to NON-proportional fonts.
> I've tried installing TrueType fonts (as per the Linux Deuglification page),
> but they're not fixed, and aren't available in Konsole.
I have no idea what you did, but that page may be obsolete and/or contain
instructions for older systems that will NOT work on current ones.
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