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darkcity


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PostPosted: Mon 15 Nov 2010, 11:25    Post subject:  font manager  

didn't know if this belongs in the Desktop/Utility category or here. is there a program that allows you to install fonts by dragging and dropping?

I know its relatively easy anyway, but the easier the better...
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PostPosted: Sun 05 Dec 2010, 17:59    Post subject:  

That's a good question....
As far as i know, on dir /usr/share/fonts/default/TTF, goes the TTF fonts.
Installing (just copying) the right Unicode fonts, you can be able to see Chinese, Hindi, Japanese characters... But have to be smart dealing with the UT8 standart.

I don't know if you was asking about 'goodlooking' fonts for your programs... If is on this way...¿What programs?

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PostPosted: Sun 05 Dec 2010, 18:08    Post subject:  

I believe as well as coping you have to run a few commands.

Programs like abiword defaulting to a non existent fonts is sloppy as well.
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PostPosted: Mon 06 Dec 2010, 02:06    Post subject:  

For example, adding the arialUnicode.ttf (JUST BY COPYING) i'm able to see and read Chinese characters on Pidgin, Seamonkey, Geany...
As i don't use Abiword, not sure of the level of compatibility with new fonts.

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PostPosted: Mon 06 Dec 2010, 06:25    Post subject:  

Okay, I'll have to check what works and what does don't.
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PostPosted: Wed 08 Dec 2010, 23:36    Post subject:  

darkcity wrote:
I believe as well as coping you have to run a few commands.

I think you're supposed to... but for me it seems to work without doing so. Or maybe they start working after a reboot as well or something.

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PostPosted: Sun 09 Jan 2011, 02:52    Post subject:  

Well, i have checked this issue on Quirky 1.2, and just copying/linking the TTF fonts on that path, Abiword is able to use them. I download a few 'good-looking' fonts from here: http://box-look.org/index.php?xcontentmode=39&PHPSESSID=8979b9e7203eaa4f52cf503d8146ed38.
But, i have no knowledge about font managers... Just a way of do the same thing, manually.
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PostPosted: Sun 09 Jan 2011, 03:41    Post subject:  

Hi guys

There are 2 commands that should be run, for example if you install the fonts to /usr/share/fonts/default/TTF the you need to run:
Code:
mkfontsscale /usr/share/fonts/default/TTF
mkfontdir /usr/share/fonts/default/TTF


Fortunately our friend zigbert has already created a drag'n'drop tool that takes care of everything.. Pfont

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PostPosted: Mon 10 Jan 2011, 02:09    Post subject:  

Hi 01micko... Very Happy
Many thanks for the info, but i was wondering why it works without them (without commands).

I was checking the Pfont package, the main script, and it use the same commands and path as above, and it creates a list of the installed fonts before delete the old one (if it exits).
Do you know whats the difference between make the font installation with/without the commands? Is this a X related issue? Just a thought, as applications really seems to recognize my new-just-copied TTF fonts...

Thanks a lot!
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