Howto Make Fonts On Fedora Core 6 Looks Like On Windows

This tutorial will describe howto make fonts on Fedora Core 6 looks like on Microsoft Windows.

All you have to do is just follow this instructions.

1. Download MS TrueType Fonts

# wget --referer= \

2. Download freetype2 packages source.

# wget

3. Install & Rebuild freetype2.

# rpm -ivh freetype-2.2.1-10.fc6.src.rpm
# cd /usr/src/redhat/SPECS/
# vi freetype.spec

change this:

%define without_bytecode_interpreter 1

with this:

%define without_bytecode_interpreter 0

And change this:

Release: 10%{?dist}

with this one:

Release: 11%{?dist}

we have to do this, because yum always update with the newest freetype2 packages from repository.

Save that file, and rebuild that srpms using rpmbuild

# rpmbuild -bb freetype.spec
# cd /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386
# rpm -e --nodeps freetype; rpm -ivh freetype-2.2.1-11.i386.rpm

4. Install MS TrueType Fonts

# rpm -ivh msttcorefonts-2.0-1.noarch.rpm

BTW, msttcorefonts is not build in with tahomabd.ttf, so you must copy tahomabd.ttf from Microsoft Windows and put this file on /usr/share/fonts/msttcorefonts/

5. Configure your desktop using this instructions.


PS: read this if you’re trying this tutorial


2 Responses to “Howto Make Fonts On Fedora Core 6 Looks Like On Windows”

  1. 1 Steve December 19, 2006 at 8:53 am


    You should post your how-to at Great stuff!

    Thank you,


  1. 1 Bironology » Blog Archive » Fedora Linux On My Dell D600 Laptop - Update Trackback on June 27, 2007 at 1:42 am

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