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The Nimbus font, complete
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PostPosted: Wed 08 May 2019, 03:30    Post subject:  The Nimbus font, complete
Subject description: Often specifically required by console or GTK apps, but absent in some Puppies.

Hello all.

The Nimbus font can be used as the default font of many writing or text-editing

It is also specified as the console font in .Xdefaults or .Xresources for many Puppies.
However, with the recent trend towards thinner, meager, even anorexic, Pups, I have
found that it is missing in many Pups, even if specified in .Xdefaults or .Xresources.

It is actually a very nice font, comparable to the DejaVu font in many respects, as
you'll see if you visit these Web pages:
About a third down the page, the font-squirrel site shows what the font looks like.

The Nimbus comes in the usual three variants: mono, sans serif and serif ( or
"roman" ). It should be able to fill most writing needs.

These fonts are also multilingual, for languages using the Latin alphabet (my under-
standing). If you wish to know if the Nimbus font has characters for your language, at
the bottom of the font-squirrel page, click on "languages", there's a long list.

The Nimbus is also included by default as one of the ghostscript fonts, although not in
the usual TTF or OTF formats.


As per forum rules, I had to split the Nimbus zip archive in three sections, in order not
to exceed the 256 Kb limit per file.

To reassemble:
-- go to your download directory, open a console and type:
cat xa?-N*.zip > Nimbus.zip
Then use SFR's UEXtract utility or unzip to unzip the file.
Then move these fonts to directory /usr/share/fonts/default/TTF.
Finally type
fc-cache -r
in console to have the apps in your Puppy system recognize ( use ) them.


Filename  xaa-Nimbus.zip 
Filesize  243.3 KB 
Downloaded  97 Time(s) 

Filename  xab-Nimbus.zip 
Filesize  243.3 KB 
Downloaded  103 Time(s) 

Filename  xac-Nimbus.zip 
Filesize  243.3 KB 
Downloaded  109 Time(s) 

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