Monday, August 11, 2008

Debian X Fonts

How to install nice X fonts in Debian quick and easily?

In the root console exec command:
apt-get install msttcorefonts

If the following error occur:
E: Couldn't find package msttcorefonts

you should add "contrib" section to your /etc/apt/sources.list:
deb etch main contrib non-free

and then execute - as usually:
apt-get update

and do again:
apt-get install msttcorefonts

Then select these fonts as default.

If you use KDE open Control Center then select:
Appearance & Themes then Fonts. In the right dialog select default fonts for each font type.

Appropriate font names are: Times, Arial, Courier, Courier New, Courier 10 Pitch, Lucida Typewriter

Done. Note that font settings take effect after restart of each application. You also have to select fonts for specific applications such as Firefox, Thunderbird, Kwrite, etc.

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