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Old 11-18-2006, 01:19 PM   #1
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Installing Fonts in BackTrack


Hi there!!!
I just downloaded some Greek fonts in my Desktop dir and i want to install them.
Unfortunately BackTrack doesnt seem to support Greek fonts because when i try to change the fonts from US to Greek in the rigth corner on the taskbar instead of displaying 'gr' it displays 'err' (which probably indicates error).
Anyway! My main question is how to install the fonts that i just downloaded.
Also,I have got another question.
I installed OpenOffice and i can run it only if i type in the terminal window its dir.
'/opt/openoffice.org2.0/program/soffice'
There is no shortcut in the menu.
Any ideas how to create any shortcuts in my menu on the taskbar?

Thank you very much for your time
 
Old 12-05-2006, 09:09 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by manolakis
Hi there!!!
My main question is how to install the fonts that i just downloaded.
You should be able to import the fonts using the "import windows font" option from within the Fonts section of Linux control panel.
You do not need a windows installation to use this feature!
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Originally Posted by manolakis
I installed OpenOffice and i can run it only if i type in the terminal window its dir.
'/opt/openoffice.org2.0/program/soffice'
There is no shortcut in the menu.
Any ideas how to create any shortcuts in my menu on the taskbar?
open console from Linux. Browse to the desktop directory (e.g. /home/username/desktop).
use
#ln -s '/opt/openoffice.org2.0/program/soffice' '/home/<yourusername>/desktop/soffice'
command (use man ln to see details and then go to the -s option)

Alternatively, you can also right-click desktop and create a "New Shortcut" to '/opt/openoffice.org2.0/program/soffice'.

Finally, drag your newly created shortcut to the taskbar.
 
Old 12-06-2006, 09:21 AM   #3
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Hey again
Can you please show me an example on how to use the 'import windows font' command?
I have never seen smth like this

Thanks for your help
 
Old 12-07-2006, 08:41 AM   #4
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It is not actually a command but a facility punched with most Linux distributions to import TrueType or other Fonts that are mostly used by Windows Operating System (e.g. MS Sans Serif). This feature can be accessed from the Control Center of most Linux Platforms. There should be a Systems sub-section within which a Fonts icon should appear. You would need the "root" password for accessing this feature. Once there, the "Import font" or "Add font" button should be accessible. This feature allows Linux to import fonts from the \WINDOWS\FONTS folder form your Windows operating System or from any accessible folder. I will try to get back to you with screenshots and more detailed description of this feature.

Which Linux distribution are you using, anyway?
 
Old 12-08-2006, 04:44 PM   #5
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I am using BackTrack (Slackware)
 
  


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