View Full Version : Vandana fonts and others?

17th October 2004, 04:27 PM
Ok I JUST installed Fedora Core2 and am no longer using Windows as I want to force myself to learn linux, however upon installing Fedora I've noticed the display on most websites are terrible, most websites use Vandana as their main font yet it doesn't seem FireFox is displaying the font correctly and I can't seem to find Vandana installed on the computer.

Being that I've just installed linux for my first time and am no longer using windows could someone give me detailed directions on how to install vandana and anyother windows font?



17th October 2004, 07:56 PM
this may help: http://corefonts.sourceforge.net/ and here is a direct donwlaod: http://webperf.org/msfonts/msfonts-1.2.1-1.noarch.rpm

18th October 2004, 02:14 AM
You can change font settings in Firefox.

There is an easy way to add Windows fonts in the FAQ (http://fedorafaq.org/#windowsfonts).

18th October 2004, 03:49 PM
I recommend you use the open fonts from bitstream and not the evil ones from Microsoft as your browsers prefered font. I find the Bittstream sans and sans-serif to be quite beautiful.

18th October 2004, 07:42 PM
most of those "evil" font don't come from Microsoft - they just bought them and released under liberal licence (read mscorefonts documentation), so if it is not prohibited in your country you can safely use them... and in fact they are high quality. especially when you use not aliased fonts in low sizes (9px) - they have very good hinting.

18th October 2004, 09:53 PM
i agree i dont see anything wrong with the sans serif fonts.....i like them too!

19th October 2004, 02:19 AM
Are bitstream fonts the ones that come with Fedora RC2?


26th October 2004, 01:38 PM
WoodiE, several nice PostScript fonts come with Fedora Core, but if you want to add more fonts, you can add them as root to /usr/share/fonts. When you add them to that directory, they're available to every user.
If you still have Windows installed on your computer, you can go to your Windows/Fonts directory (probably in drive C:) and copy the ones that you want.