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Old 10-07-2004, 06:40 AM   #1
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Question Current status of True Type fonts issue

Does anybody know what the current status is of the True Type Fonts issue is on current, recent distributions?

I can find many articles on the web on how to install True Type fonts but they all refer to older distro's (RH7/MDK7). Is this still something one would have to install or is this now all included in the kernel or x-server?

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Old 10-07-2004, 07:32 AM   #2
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I may be wrong here, correct me if that's the case:

I think that TrueType font support depends on the applications and not on the distro. I think that doesn't support truetype (at least as of version 1.1.1)

But with AbiWord 2.0 I was able to use all of MS Truetype fonts.

Just a suggestion.
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OO does support TT (). You just have to get the fonts from somewhere, usually like C:\WinNT\Fonts , which is perfectly legal as long as you have a legal copy of Windows...
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I installed Microsoft TrueType fonts in Slackware. I forgot how, but I did it. There were also a few TTF fonts pre-installed, but I still think I had to enable anti-aliasing....
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I seem to recognise JZL240I-U's post as being correct to what I understand. I also got them from exactly the same place.

Hence as I use Opera to browse, it's "Tahoma" for everything there, and I've set the OOo default to arial.

Hence my desktop, etc etc look as readable as any MS stuff!




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