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Old 09-27-2005, 05:32 AM   #1
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installing additional openoffice fonts


hi everybody,

i would like to install additional fonts for openoffice, since the base openoffice installation does not offer some fonts i use (d) heavily under windows e.g. verdana.

but how do i do that?

it seems there arent any additional font for openoffice at all!? i searched the openoffice homepage and did a google search like

"openoffice" + "additional fonts" + download

but didnt find anything....

to me it seems there are no additional fonts avalaible, is this true?
if not, where can i get and how do i install them?

thx for every help
 
Old 09-27-2005, 05:37 AM   #2
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Take a look at my first post in this thread.
 
Old 09-27-2005, 07:53 AM   #3
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Thanks, I've been trying to remember that procedure myself. Just a note, though - if you install a lot of additional fonts X will take longer to load, When I copied my entire windows fonts directory (about 150 fonts) it added about 20 seconds to KDE's startup time.
 
Old 09-27-2005, 08:19 AM   #4
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you posted:

Download the fonts or get them from MS windows. Make a directory in /usr/share/fonts called msttf. Copy the truetype fonts there and do "mkfontdir" and "mkfontscale" in that directory (/usr/share/fonts/msttf). Log out and in again and your fonts will be ready for use. If you use GNOME, you may need to copy the fonts to ~/.fonts as well.

hmm, sorry, but i dont find a simple file containing the ms-fonts. ms discontinued free download of their fonts.
what i did find was an installation instruction at http://corefonts.sourceforge.net/ and downloads at
http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...ease_id=105355

but the installation seems quite complicated, at least for a newbie......:-)

so my question is:

by posting: "Download the fonts or get them from MS windows. Make a directory........."

did you mean the installation way depicted in the urls above or is their really just a simple font file which i can download
and copy in /usr/share/fonts/msttf and then follow the rest of your instructions?
if yes, do you know where i can find that files? i only found the above posted links........

thx so far for the help
 
Old 09-27-2005, 02:21 PM   #5
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"Download them"means find an archive file (zip, rar, etc) or each individual font file from the internet. "from MS windows" means copy them from an existing C:\WINDOWS\fonts directory. What I did before was copy them from an existing windows installation, onto a disk, then copy them from the disk into the directory I chose in linux.
 
Old 09-27-2005, 02:28 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by dracolich
"Download them"means find an archive file (zip, rar, etc) or each individual font file from the internet. "from MS windows" means copy them from an existing C:\WINDOWS\fonts directory. What I did before was copy them from an existing windows installation, onto a disk, then copy them from the disk into the directory I chose in linux.
Thats what I meant and your method is what I usually do. I copy all the fonts from the Windows font directory to a USB flash drive or CD and use the method in my post to install.

The installation is not complicated, just ask if you get stuck.
 
Old 09-28-2005, 09:09 AM   #7
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copying the fonts from my win2k-installation worked fine!
what a simple solution!

thx!
 
  


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