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mtPaint 3.40 needs better fonts
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ThoriumBlvd


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PostPosted: Mon 21 Apr 2014, 16:56    Post_subject:  mtPaint 3.40 needs better fonts
Sub_title: Slacko-5.5XL
 

Not sure wherein the problem exists, but mtpaint 3.40 has quite a broken assortment of fonts. Some will not bold or italicize. About the only font that functions is DejaVu Sans or Serif. That really limiting.

I am using slacko-5.5, and DL from slackware. Does anyone else have this problem?
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Flash
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PostPosted: Mon 21 Apr 2014, 21:38    Post_subject:  

My WAG (Wild-Ass-Guess) is that mtPaint uses whatever fonts come with Puppy. If the fonts that come with Puppy don't include whatever is needed to make italics, then mtPaint can't do italics. I could be wrong.
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don570


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PostPosted: Tue 22 Apr 2014, 14:38    Post_subject:  

A Truetype font should be able to do italics and bold.

It is possible to install Microsoft's fonts in puppy linux.
It's explained somewhere on the forum.

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don570


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PostPosted: Tue 22 Apr 2014, 14:50    Post_subject:  

Shinobar explains winfonts and made a pet package to obtain the fonts
of Windows.

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=53044

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wjaguar

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PostPosted: Wed 23 Apr 2014, 03:42    Post_subject:  

don570 wrote:
A Truetype font should be able to do italics and bold.

Technically, that isn't so - no single font is "able to do" any other style but its own predesigned one. For that, we have font packs - group of font files (can be Truetype or bitmap) with same overall design but different styles. "Regular"/"Book", "Bold", "Italic"/"Oblique", and most times "Bold Italic" too, is the usual set.

But if some style is absent, that is it. Because a different style is a wholly separate font, just designed to look more-or-less alike the baseline font of the same name.
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Flash
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PostPosted: Wed 23 Apr 2014, 09:42    Post_subject:  

wjaguar, how can font packs be added to mtPaint in Puppy?
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wjaguar

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PostPosted: Wed 23 Apr 2014, 12:52    Post_subject:  

Flash wrote:
wjaguar, how can font packs be added to mtPaint in Puppy?

Depends on the font tool.
For the GTK+ based one, the fonts need be indexed by fontconfig - i.e., need be present in one of directories listed in /etc/fonts/fonts.conf at the time when "fc-cache -f" is last run.
For the FreeType based one, the fonts need be indexed by mtPaint itself - as described in section 3.2.7.1 of the handbook.
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