Installing system-wide fonts in FC7 under KDE
The X11 config has changed and the the KDE font installer hasn't kept up, hence it cannot install system-wide fonts properly. It wants to modify the FONTPATH in xorg.conf. FONTPATH has been moved to /etc/X11/fs/config now. In FC7, the change that the KDE font installer makes actually breaks the xorg.conf so that X won't even start.
To install fonts, as root:
/usr/local/share/fontsif you need to.
- Create TTF and Type1 subdirectories under
- Copy your font files into these directories
- Delete any font.* files in these directories (they will be regenerated when the xfs service is restarted)
/etc/X11/fs/configto add the TTF and Type1 subdirectories to the FONTPATH
- Create or modify
/etc/fonts/local.confto add the font directories:
<fontconfig> <dir>/usr/local/share/fonts/TTF</dir> <dir>/usr/local/share/fonts/Type1</dir> </fontconfig>
fc-cache /usr/local/share/fonts/...for each directory you created
xlsfonts lists the fonts known to the X font server.
fc-list lists the fonts known to fontcache.