SUMMARY: How to add fonts.

From: Salvador Ramirez (
Date: Sat Mar 02 1996 - 15:23:15 CST

My question:

   How to add fonts to a workstation?

The Answer :

   Copy to font directories ( /usr/openwin/lib/X11/fonts/*dpi ) all
the fonts that you want to add, then run "mkfontdir <font directory>",
this create the fonts.dir file for the searching of fonts. Then
run "xset fp rehash" , this cause the server to reread the font
database in the current font path. If you want to add a new
directory with fonts then you must to add this path to font path
with "xset fp+ <new font directory>".

thanx to :

Mike D. Kail <>
Anatoly M. Lisovsky <>

Salvador Ramirez Flandes                  
Administrador de Sistemas Unix/Internet. 
Departamento de Ingenieria Informatica y Ciencias de la Computacion
Universidad de Concepcion , CHILE.

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