Xorg Fonts

Introduction to Xorg Fonts

The Xorg font packages provide needed fonts to the Xorg applications.

Package Information

Additional Downloads


Xorg Applications and xcursor-themes-1.0.1

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/Xorg7Fonts

Downloading Xorg Fonts

To download the needed files using wget, use the following commands:

mkdir font &&
cd font &&
grep -v '^#' ../font-7.2.wget | wget -i- -c \
    -B http://xorg.freedesktop.org/releases/individual/font/ &&
md5sum -c ../font-7.2.md5

Installation of Xorg Fonts

Run the following commands for each package:

./configure $XORG_CONFIG &&

These packages do not provide test suites.

Now as the root user:

make install

When all of the fonts have been installed, the system must be configured so that Fontconfig can find the TrueType fonts since they are outside of the default search path of /usr/share/fonts. Make symlinks to the Xorg TrueType font directories by running the following commands as the root user:

install -v -d -m755 /usr/share/fonts &&
ln -svn $XORG_PREFIX/lib/X11/fonts/OTF /usr/share/fonts/X11-OTF &&
ln -svn $XORG_PREFIX/lib/X11/fonts/TTF /usr/share/fonts/X11-TTF


Installed Programs: bdftruncate and ucs2any
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: $XORG_PREFIX/fonts and /usr/share/fonts/X11-{TTF,OTF}

Short Descriptions


generates a truncated BDF font from an ISO 10646-1-encoded BDF font.


generates BDF fonts containing subsets of ISO 10646-1 codepoints.

Last updated on 2008-06-25 01:19:48 -0500