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Old 11-01-2009, 10:06 AM   #1
mahmed
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arabic fonts


How can I install more Arabic fonts? The builtin font is highly decorative and difficult to read.
 
Old 11-01-2009, 11:31 AM   #2
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Try GNU FreeFont (http://www.gnu.org/software/freefont/). It contains Arabic, Arabic Extended and Arabic Presentation Forms (A and B). Unfortunately I can't judge if these fonts are easy to read.

Tell us what distribution you use and someone here will let you know how to install these and possibly some other fonts in your system.
 
Old 11-01-2009, 11:45 AM   #3
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You could try this method of installing fonts:

Code:
tar xzf freefont-ttf-20090104.tar.gz
cd freefont-20090104
Code:
cp *.ttf /usr/share/fonts/TTF
cd /usr/share/fonts/TTF
mkfontscale .
mkfontdir .
fc-cache -f
Before trying it assure that you have mkfontscale, mkfontdir and fc-cache programs in your system and that your fonts are stored in /usr/share/fonts/TTF.
 
Old 11-01-2009, 01:36 PM   #4
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Welcome to LQ.

Which Linux are you using ? ?
For Ubuntu the command is :
sudo cp <new-font>.ttf /usr/share/fonts/

And they are usable in the browser at once,
no " mkfontscale , mkfontdir , fc-cache -f ",
is necessary. ( Just start / restart your browser.)

And the same commands can be avoided for other
applications too : A reboot will do.
.....

Using special fonts in a browser like Firefox :
Edit > Preferences > Content > Default Font → Advanced.
.....

Last edited by knudfl; 11-01-2009 at 01:38 PM.
 
Old 11-01-2009, 03:31 PM   #5
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If you are using KDE it has a font installer in the "System Settings" just add all the fonts in the c:\windows\fonts folder (it fixed the fonts of Arabic websites)

another option is arabeyes.org The website is down right now but visit it later and you will find two projects on Arabic fonts

The third option is to search your package manager for anything related to arabic in the description field and install font related packages (Do not install all of them you will get a large set of fonts that will make you dizzy)

Please tell me you it works for you

Ahmad.
 
  


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