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Old 01-30-2011, 06:17 AM   #1
Beekman
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Unable to use MS TrueType fonts


Hello,

I am remaking a website, and wanted to test it with some Microsoft fonts (f.e. Trebuchet MS), so I installed the Microsoft True Type Core Fonts, using the Ubuntu Software Center, but they don't work (tested with Firefox and Chromium).

I made a very simple test HTML, and set my default font to a monospaced font, to see if it falls back, and it does for all fonts except Helvetica and Arial.

Can anyone tell me what I've done wrong, or how I can find/fix the problem?


This is my test-source;
PHP Code:
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<
html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
  <
head>
        <
title>Font test</title>
        <
meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;charset=utf-8" />
        <
style type="text/css">
            .
{
                
font-family"Trebuchet MS";
            }
            .
{
                
font-familyGeorgia;
            }
            .
{
                
font-family"Lucida Grande";
            }
            .
{
                
font-family"Comic Sans MS";
            }
            .
{
                
font-familyTrebuchet;
            }
            .
helvetica {
                
font-familyHelvetica;
            }
            .
arial {
                
font-family"Arial";
            }
        </
style>
  </
head>
  <
body>
        <
class="a">
            
Lorem ipsum dolor sit ametconsectetur adipiscing elit.
        </
p>
        <
class="b">
            
Lorem ipsum dolor sit ametconsectetur adipiscing elit.
        </
p>
        <
class="c">
            
Lorem ipsum dolor sit ametconsectetur adipiscing elit.
        </
p>
        <
class="d">
            
Lorem ipsum dolor sit ametconsectetur adipiscing elit.
        </
p>
        <
class="e">
            
Lorem ipsum dolor sit ametconsectetur adipiscing elit.
        </
p>
        <
class="helvetica">
            
Lorem ipsum dolor sit ametconsectetur adipiscing elit.
        </
p>
        <
class="arial">
            
Lorem ipsum dolor sit ametconsectetur adipiscing elit.
        </
p>
  </
body>
</
html
 
Old 01-30-2011, 08:42 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Beekman View Post
I am remaking a website, and wanted to test it with some Microsoft fonts (f.e. Trebuchet MS), so I installed the Microsoft True Type Core Fonts, using the Ubuntu Software Center, but they don't work (tested with Firefox and Chromium). I made a very simple test HTML, and set my default font to a monospaced font, to see if it falls back, and it does for all fonts except Helvetica and Arial.
Apologies, I don't quite understand what your situation is... Are you saying that the installation didn't work, so you expected none of the text to be in a monospaced font rather than the MS fonts, but when you looked at the webpage Helvetica and Arial displayed as they should do? That would suggest to me that Helvetica and Arial installed properly
 
Old 01-30-2011, 08:54 AM   #3
Beekman
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Helvetica was not one of the fonts I installed, and my guess is that Arial was also already installed on my system.
So it looks like the installation just didn't work.

But Ubuntu Software Center sais its installed, and when I try to manually install it (with apt-get) it also does not install, because the newest version is already installed.

I'm pretty new to Linux, so I have no idea where I can check if the fonts are properly installed...

Edit;
I searched for Trebuchet and found a broken link...
After finding the directory it contained a readme file with a warning (License refused)...
I reinstalled it, and now it works fine!

Last edited by Beekman; 01-30-2011 at 09:23 AM.
 
  


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