intlfonts package contains free X11 fonts (BDF format) for all characters that Emacs 20 can handle. The fonts are classified as follows: European, Asian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Ethiopic, and misc, with one sub-directory for each category. TrueType fonts are also included.
How to install fonts
1.0 Suppose that you extracted font archives in $WORKDIR. This
directory should contain `configure' scritp as well as this README
file and archive files.
Run commands to install
% cd $WORKDIR
% make install
Note: You don't have to do `make' before `make install'.
Then all fonts are installed to this directory:
while being converted to PCF format.
In addition, BDF font files are installed as is to this directory:
If you want to install fonts in the different directory (say
$INSTDIR), run `configure' as below:
% ./configure --with-fontdir=$INSTDIR
Then, PCF fonts are installed in $INSTDIR, and BDF fonts are installed
Here's a list of the other `configure' optioins:
--enable-compress[=ARG] whether to compress PCF fonts or not [ARG=gzip]
--with-pcf[=ARG] install PCF fonts
[ARG=yes] on Unix, [ARG=no] on DOS
--with-bdf[=ARG] install BDF fonts [ARG=yes]
--with-type1[=ARG] install Type1 fonts [ARG=no]
--with-truetype[=ARG] install TrueType fonts [ARG=no]
Inform your X server about the new fonts
The step 1.1 converts fonts to a format that X server can read (PCF
format) and put them in proper directory. But, you still have to
inform your X server about the new fonts.
If $INSTDIR is already in your font path (please check it by the
command `xset q'), you can tell X server to update font hash table by:
$ xset fp rehash
If $INSTDIR is not yet in your font path, you can tell one X session
to use the installed fonts with:
% xset +fp $INSTDIR
On some systems, you may have to give absolute pathname to the command
To make the effect permanent for future X sessions, you probably have
to edit certain files in your X installation, for instance, include
the following line in your ~/.xinitrc or ~/.xsession.
xset +fp $INSTDIR