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hi i have a couple of questions as i just started playing around with linux (Red Hat 8.0) recently. i use aim to communicate with my friends, and before every ...
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    newbie, please help


    hi i have a couple of questions as i just started playing around with linux (Red Hat 8.0) recently. i use aim to communicate with my friends, and before every chat, i see this before their chat: <FONT LANG = 0>
    example;

    friend: <FONT LANG = 0> hi
    me: hi
    friend: <FONT LANG = 0>blah blah blah
    me: damn that is annoying

    i am assuming it is because i use no special font packages, because if they use a different font other than default, their chat will be normal. so if anyone can recommend a font set or a solution other than force my friends to change their font, it would be greatly appreciated. please include step by step instructions as i am a super newbie.

    one last thing i would like to point out, i followed some instructions on a website that included the rpmbuild command to install msttc fonts if i recall. but i dont seem to have that command. i downloaded that command but when i tried to install the fonts, it is now telling me that im missing dependencies. arghh!! thanks again for any help and it is much appreciated.

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    what aim client are you using?

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    the latest one from www.aol.com. (1.5.234)

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    aol has ported their client to linux?

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    Apparently... cool, that's a good sign! Anyway, try using gaim instead. It comes with RH8. It just might solve the problem.

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    o wow!! gaim > aim. =)
    but can anyone still spare the time to recommend me a font package and instructions on how to install? thanks a lot. and is there a built in irc with rh8.0?

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    yes aim has had a linux client for years now

    it's just seriously trailing in features compared to gaim
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    irc client? Try *****x (command line) xchat, or ksirc. I think one of these comes installed by default on RedHat. If not go to xchat.org.
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