This document describes the support for fonts in XFree86. Section Installing fonts is aimed at the casual user wishing to install fonts in the X server; the rest of the document describes the font support in more detail.
We only describe font support within the core X protocol. Issues relating to fonts within the RENDER extension, the GLX (OpenGL) extension or the PEX extension are outside the scope of this document.
We assume some familiarity with digital fonts. If anything is not clear to you, please consult Appendix Background at the end of this document for background information.