Jim Clark - Friday 05 September 2003 23:14 - about [Gimp-user] Fonts 
> I have just moved to a new RH 9 (a customized by my company
> distribution) box, with a newly compiled GIMP 1.2.5. I haven't played
> with it much, but I would very much like to remove about 100 of the
> fonts in my text tool.
> My font path includes the unix:/7100, but how do I remove fonts from
> that location? Everything I find on the web is about adding the font
> server, but I want much less of it. How do I do that?

Hi Jim,

Here's how I would do it:

as normal user or as root:
- copy all fonts to another directory (just for safety)
- in that directory run gFontview (http://gfontview.sourceforge.net), 
  it displays the font names and the file names
- put gfontview and a file manager on the same desktop
- switch back and forth an remove the offending fonts

then, as root:
- create a new fonts.scale:  ttmkfdir -o fonts.scale
- create an new fonts.dir (& optionally a new encodings.dir):
  mkfontdir -e enc_dir (enc_dir is the directory containing the
  font encodings)
- remove the dir which still has the offending fonts
- put the new dir in its place (the font path remains the same)
- maybe restart the x server: /etc/rc.d/init.d/xfs restart

> I have successfully added y old friend fonts from my old box.
> There was a very nice tutorial mentioned a few months ago, but it is now
> gone. I can't believe I'm the only one struggling with hordes of
> unwanted fonts (or fonts that make GIMP crash)

Don't know if mine deserves the qualification "very nice" :)
It's only about adding fonts, maybe I should add info about removing them 


> Thanks-
> Jim Clark

Good luck,


PS I can't help you with your question about the fonts listed but not 
available, sorry :(

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