Monday, May 29, 2006

How to Access Mac OS X Fonts from X11 Applications

Does anyone know how to access the Mac OS X fonts (listed in Font Book) from X11 applications like OpenOffice and the Gimp?

I having a lot of trouble finding information about this. The best so far was a posting at Mac OS X Hints, but it was from 2003 and nothing of those ideas worked on my up-to-date Tiger operating system.

If you have any ideas, I'd appreciate a helping hand on this. I found a great site with thousands of free fonts, but so far I can't access them in the apps I use most - OpenOffice 2.0 and the Gimp.

Thanks!

2 comments:

Holistic Economy said...

Any help would be appreciated! :-)

Holistic Economy said...

Thanks to "baltwo" from the Apple forums for this solution. I haven't tried it yet, and its very technical (command line stuff in X11) but I will definitely give it a try):


This should help: http://www.xfree86.org/current/fonts.html.

Thanks baltwo!