Chapter 6. Fonts
Figure 6.1. Fonts Missing
Fontconfigand the core X Fonts system. The newer
Fontconfigfont subsystem simplifies font management and provides advanced display features, such as anti-aliasing. This system is used automatically for modern applications developed using the (Qt 3) or (GTK+ 2) graphical toolkits. For backward compatibility with older legacy X applications, Red Hat Enterprise Linux includes the original font subsystem, called the Core X Font subsystem. This system is provided through the X Font Server (xfs). The
xfsservice manages the look and scalability of older fonts within some X applications. Legacy fonts will be discussed later in this chapter.
xfsservice is configured to run by default in runlevels 2, 3, 4 and 5 and can be managed using initscript utilities such as chkconfig and the Services Configuration Tool (
system-config-services). The X Window System requires the
xfsservice in order to run.
6.1. Adding new fonts for a user
~/.fonts/directory in the user's home directory. Use the
fc-cachecommand to update the font information cache, as in the following example:
fc-cachecan be obtained from the
- Double-click on the "Computer" icon on your desktop.
- In the "File" menu, choose "Open Location..."
- Type in:
- When the fonts window appears, drag and drop the fonts to be installed into this window.