dukzcry wrote:Also I (and think many of us) need Unicode in browser, so Type 1 are out?
There are Cyrillic Type1 fonts but maybe they are CID. That might be an adventure only the brave (or foolish) undertake
I used to lust after Unicode but after I had her, well ... the Chinese Unicode fonts suck. They work good as dbcs fonts but if you try to use the western glyphs, they are all screwed up. Talk about whacked with the ugly stick
So I dunno but it's possible that Unicode ain't all she's cracked up to be.
jimbo elephant wrote:So wether it's Type1 or TrueType, it's all a scalable font of some sort
I was shocked to find that we are using bitmap fonts a lot more than we think. When I moved the 75dpi folder out of the path, lots of the fonts changed. Not even 100 dpi, 75 !
For an experiment, try this :
Check with < xset q > first, most likely you'll have 100dpi then 75dpi then misc then Type1 then Speedo then CID
Take your /usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi and rename it to 75dpi-bak. Make a folder 75dpi. Put a file fonts.dir in the new 75dpi folder with just the place-marker 0 in it. (Otherwise you're-a gonna be sorry when you try to start X again
Now log out and log back in. (Might have to restart the computer, seems like the fontlist might stay in memory even if you logout-login, can't remember.)