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i would like install tahoma on fedora 14 i create a folder .fonts name in copied my tahoma font in this folder and run this command fc-cache -f in my terminall

but i cant use in this font yet, how should i install fonts in fedora 14?

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Is the font file called Tahoma.ttf?

What does

fc-list | grep -i tahoma

say?

What happens when you run

fc-cache -v

? Does your ~/.fonts directory appear in the output?

This is what it looked like when I just added some fonts in my ~/.fonts.

$ fc-cache -v
/usr/share/fonts: skipping, existing cache is valid: 0 fonts, 3 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/X11: skipping, existing cache is valid: 0 fonts, 3 dirs
...
/usr/share/fonts/truetype: skipping, existing cache is valid: 0 fonts, 8 dirs
...
/home/username/.fonts: caching, new cache contents: 3 fonts, 0 dirs
/var/cache/fontconfig: not cleaning unwritable cache directory
/home/username/.fontconfig: cleaning cache directory
fc-cache: succeeded
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Try putting your fonts in /usr/share/fonts. Also have a look at this overview - it's still valid for Fedora 14 (I'm running it right now) and I'd at least suggest turning on the bytecode interpreter:

http://linuxtweaking.blogspot.com/2010/03/fedora-12-improving-awful-font.html

Edit: If you follow the instructions on that page, the freetype package is installed as follows:

yum install freetype-freeworld

(not freeworld-freetype!)

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Restart the program you want to use the font in. Also, it's ~/.fonts; the location of the directory is important.

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i did , but i cant see this font in my font lists –  asker Dec 14 '10 at 13:53
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