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Old 11-11-2008, 04:08 PM   #1
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how do i go about adding new fonts


how do i go about adding new fonts

i dont have a font folder in my home directory
the system font that came with firefox are killing me

be as detail as possible
 
Old 11-11-2008, 05:47 PM   #2
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Nobody is interested because you have not told us:

- Your distribution, or window manager (Maybe Gnome, maybe KDE, maybe something else?)
- What you have researched and tried, with the error messages, please.

Please read: http://www.linuxsilo.net/docs/smart-questions_en.html
And then come back here.
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be as detail as possible
I just did that
 
Old 11-11-2008, 05:51 PM   #3
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The simplest way to install true type fonts is to put the ttf files into ~/.fonts/. Then, all the applications should be able to access them.

If you want to install them globally and your distro do not provide a package for that given font then I guess you can copy them into /usr/share/fonts/TTF or some other directory. Look around there.
 
Old 11-12-2008, 03:44 AM   #4
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In kde the simplest way to install fonts is to open konqueror and navigate to 'fonts:/' and put them in your personal folder in there. If you want to add them so every user on your system can use them then search for the font installer in 'kcontrol' (KDE control center) and then click the button at the bottom for "Administrator mode" and then click the add fonts button.
 
Old 11-13-2008, 03:32 AM   #5
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In kde the simplest way to install fonts is to open konqueror and navigate to 'fonts:/' and put them in your personal folder in there. If you want to add them so every user on your system can use them then search for the font installer in 'kcontrol' (KDE control center) and then click the button at the bottom for "Administrator mode" and then click the add fonts button.
Yup. Kioslaves are an abstraction layer around many different system components. In this case, the fonts:/ slave shows a couple of virtual folders, one of them containing the system fonts under /usr/share/fonts or whatever, the other shows our personal fonts, and is the one we can write on. This personal fonts folder shows the contents of ~/.fonts/, the only visible difference when you open fonts:/ and ~/.fonts/ in konqueror is that with the former you are going to see the font names and with the later you are going to see the file names with their .ttf extensions.
 
  


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