Fedora Core 5 slick fonts

Howto for installing and using trutype fonts in Fedora 5 

As we know, fonts in default fedora are bold and somehow ugly, so the problem is in hinting, to enable bytecode hinting, and to make fonts looks like in windows, here are few easy steps:


1) Download the freetype source rpm in the official repository from here:
Code:
http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/5/source/SRPMS/freetype-2.1.10-5.2.1.src.rpm

2) Move to the download directory, and extract the rpm with (as root):
Code:
rpm -ivh freetype-2.1.10-5.2.1.src.rpm

3) Move to /usr/src/redhat/SPECS, and open freetype.spec with your editor of choice.

4) Change the 1 to a 0 in %define without_bytecode_interpreter 1 and save.

5) Build the rpm with:
Code:
rpmbuild -bb freetype.spec
Note that this depends on the xorg-devel package, so install it if you get errors.

6) Move to /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/ (or x86_64). The packages should be there. Do a
Code:
rpm -Uvh --force freetype-2.1.10-5.2.1.i386.rpm

7) Now just restart X, and your fonts should look much better.

8) You can choose default font size for desktop 8 rather than 10, it will look much prettier

Installing tahoma font and choosing as desktop font, will be also pretty.