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Old 10-03-2003, 06:01 AM   #1
sikandar
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Installing Tahoma Font?


While working in Open Office on RH9 I have noticed that there is no Tahoma font so I have to get and install it. How can I accomplish this.
 
Old 10-03-2003, 06:11 AM   #2
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Try this page :
Font De-Uglification
A lot of it won't apply, but there is a section on xft and how to install Windows fonts

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Old 10-04-2003, 01:50 AM   #3
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Hi Sikandar,
There is another easy way to do it. I tried it in mine and it worked. So I see no reason why it shouldn't work in yours. I had earlier gone to the Fonts De-uglification link too, but it seemed a bit complicated for a new user like me.
So, as suggested by others, I copied (as root) all the windows fonts I need (including Tahoma) to my fonts directory which in my case, is located at /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF
Then I ran the command:
#mkfontscale
to update the fonts.dir and fonts.scale
It worked - now I can use all the fonts I copied over, in OpenOffice.
Hope it helps.
 
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Old 10-04-2003, 02:30 AM   #4
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One more thing before proceed I want to know that I should copy fonts from windows machine or have to download win fonts from any site?
 
Old 10-04-2003, 03:17 AM   #5
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You can copy it off your Windows/Fonts folder too. Anyway, that's what I did.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 06:23 AM   #6
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I copied all the fonts from win to Lin but some of them are not going to be dispalyed? Like I have barcode fonts on my win machine but these are not displayed on RH9 box.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 07:03 AM   #7
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Sorry, I don't know about placing barcode fonts. I haven't tried it. I thought you needed only the Tahoma (and other similar) fonts. Anyway, you can keep checking other threads too. Maybe you might find somebody with the same needs too. I'll certainly let you know if I happen to find something that might be of help.
Good luck.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 07:14 AM   #8
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Arenba thanks a lot for assisting me in installing Tahoma. I was just interested to know that why all the fonts are not displayed? I meant to say is there any specs for RH.

I got Tahoma font on my RH9 box. Thanks again.
 
  


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