Mike Sampson

Linux Systems Administrator




15 Feb 2013

Installing bitmap fonts on Fedora 17/18

For the second time in a month I have had to go searching to find how to install bitmap fonts on Fedora 17/18. This is covered in the Fedora documentation for older versions of Fedora though appears to have been dropped at some point. To install bitmap fonts do the following:

  1. Create a directory under /usr/share/fonts/ e.g. /usr/share/fonts/local
  2. Copy font files to this directory and run mkfontdir and mkfontscale
  3. Create a symlink /etc/X11/fontpath.d/local -> /usr/share/fonts/local

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