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How to add fonts to word processors in Slacko? Solved
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jakobcornelis


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Location: Elliot Lake, Ontario

PostPosted: Tue 16 May 2017, 20:19    Post subject:  How to add fonts to word processors in Slacko? Solved
Subject description: My Slacko 632 has very few fonts; I need some additional ones.
 

This is an issue I have never had to deal with before. My word processors have only a few (1/2 dozen) fonts available, running in Slacko 632. I need additional fonts - particularly seriff . How do I manage that?
By the way, in my previous version, Slacko 531, the fonts got totally screwed up; it was no longer usable. How does this work?

Jake

HP Compaq
DC7100 SFF
P4 3.0GHz
80 Gb - SATA
1024 Mb RAM
Slacko 531
Slacko 632
Windows XP

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rufwoof


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Location: UK

PostPosted: Tue 16 May 2017, 20:59    Post subject:  

I install additional TTF fonts using this method

Some pup's I believe can install/use .deb files (with DebianDog I know you can download/convert a .deb into a sfs - that might be generic (usable in other pups)).

... a start at least.
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davids45


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PostPosted: Tue 16 May 2017, 21:56    Post subject: Fonts - stored or downloads?  

G'day,

Are you wanting to locate or save font files in Puppy, or to know where to get new font files to use in Puppy?

My font files are stored in /usr/share/fonts/default/ in one of a few sub-directories there.
The main sub-directory/path is /TTF/ to the actual TTF files which have the extension .ttf.

A word-processor package may want its own font sub-directory but I find most programs will find the ttf fonts in the default location.

I think .ttf files are not platform or OS specific so try Google for TTF fonts and download the .ttf files of the fonts you find interesting and save them in /usr/share/fonts/default/TTF/ and see if your program then finds them and they are suitable. If not, delete them and try some more.

I have several hundred .ttf files in my fonts directory most of which I think I just copied from an old version of MS Word. There are a few Puppy specials as well, like pdingobats.ttf.

As some programs may become unusable if a particular font goes missing, make a back up of the font directory during your regular data back-ups.

Good luck,
David S.
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musher0


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Location: Gatineau (Qc), Canada

PostPosted: Tue 16 May 2017, 23:20    Post subject:  

Hi, jakobcornelis.

1) I'm offering a nice collection here:
https://augras.eu/documents/ws-default/Dpup_Stretch/Fontes
including the great classics (complete), Liberation and DejaVu

2) The good people at Arkandis Digital Foundry have created beautiful
ones: http://arkandis.tuxfamily.org/fonts.html

3) PM forum member Moat? He has included a very diverse collection of
fonts in his Pups. Maybe he can give you the URLs he got them from?

If you're really keen on exploring fonts:
4) https://speckyboy.com/best-free-fonts/ (very recent list [May 4])
5) https://www.fontsquirrel.com

To install a TTF font or similar on Puppy, please see the instructions here:
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=953677&sort=lastpost&search_id=1472196470#953677

Have fun! Smile

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nic007


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PostPosted: Wed 17 May 2017, 01:09    Post subject:  

Copy or symlink your windows xp TTF fonts to /usr/share/fonts/default/TTF
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jakobcornelis


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PostPosted: Thu 18 May 2017, 11:00    Post subject:  

OK: I think I know now how to deal with this. I"ll probably start with stealing the TTF files off the Windoze xp. Good thing I didn't get rid of it. Thanks nic007, musher0, davids45, and rufwoof.

Jake
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