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The <command>xfsft</command> font server for <application>X11</application> can serve TrueType fonts in addition to regular fonts. Though currently in beta, it is said to be quite usable. See <link xlink:href="http://www.dcs.ed.ac.uk/home/jec/programs/xfsft/">Juliusz Chroboczek's page</link> for further information. Porting instructions for FreeBSD can be found at <link xlink:href="http://math.missouri.edu/~stephen/software/">Stephen Montgomery's software page</link>.
<application>xfstt</application> is another font server for <application>X11</application>, available under <uri xlink:href="ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/X11/fonts/">ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/X11/fonts/</uri>.
A program called <command>ttf2bdf</command> can produce BDF files suitable for use in an X environment from TrueType files. Linux binaries are said to be available from <uri xlink:href="ftp://crl.nmsu.edu/CLR/multiling/General/">ftp://crl.nmsu.edu/CLR/multiling/General/</uri>.
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Where Can Additional Fonts be Obtained?
Many fonts are available on the Internet. They are either entirely free, or are share-ware. In addition many fonts are available in the <filename>x11-fonts/</filename> category in the ports collection
Additional Questions
What use are the <filename>.pfm</filename> files?
Can one generate the <filename>.afm</filename> from a <filename>.pfa</filename> or <filename>.pfb</filename>?
How to generate the <application>groff</application> character mapping files for PostScript fonts with non-standard character names?
Can xditview and devX?? devices be set up to access all the new fonts?
It would be good to have examples of using TrueType fonts with <application>Povray</application> and <application>Ghostscript</application>.