Finding fonts in code (c code that is)

Stephen Gibson stg121 at
Wed Feb 12 09:05:23 EST 2003
Has some neat information on installing Microsoft's TrueType core fonts
on linux and suggests   


to verify what fonts are available.

[ just incase this is useful ;-)  ]


> Is there a standard way of finding all fonts on a linux box? I have a
> request in my program for a named font (for example Helvetica), and I want
> to try to find a font file to match that request.
> How do applications like the Gimp build those font selection dialogs?

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