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.fon font files don't seem to work.

Posted: 2007-08-10T08:04:53-07:00
by troyd1
I have been trying to understand the font usage. If th font file is a ttf, it works fine referencing the file, but if the file is a .fon file, it does not work. Should this work? I am on a windows system.

Thanks, Troy

Re: .fon font files don't seem to work.

Posted: 2007-08-10T08:33:13-07:00
by Bonzo
I do not think .fon are supported; I always use .ttf fonts.
-font name
use this font when annotating the image with text.

Use the -list option with a 'Type' argument for a list of -font that IM knows about by name. Or you can specify a font file for direct use.

You can tag a font to specify whether it is a PostScript, TrueType, or OPTION1 font. For example, Arial.ttf is a TrueType font, ps:helvetica is PostScript, and x:fixed is X11.

Re: .fon font files don't seem to work.

Posted: 2007-08-12T23:50:09-07:00
by anthony
There are a lot of fonts that the 'freetype' library is suposed to understand but which IM does not pass to that library correctly.

One such group is the X windows fonts whcih ONLY work if an interactive X server display is running.

I think .fon files may also fall into this catagory.

All you can do is report a bug on the bugs forum.