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Old 07-10-2004, 09:10 AM   #1
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Microsoft fonts missing


I installed the Microsoft fonts but they aren't there in every program. I see them in GIMP and KWord, but not OpenOffice and aMSN... why not?
 
Old 07-10-2004, 05:21 PM   #2
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I remember reading somewhere that openoffice writer had a bug (well depending on what version you had) that couldnt use some ms fonts (ie times new roman) I would go to the ooo site and check out the status of that bug
 
Old 07-10-2004, 10:23 PM   #3
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I think the new version will solve that (so will downloading the much smaller koffice and ditching that M$bloat wannabe OOo - I didn't believe it at first, but I'm a convert now). amsn, dunno. Mine shows the MS fonts. Have you tried reinstalling amsn? That might help.
 
Old 07-11-2004, 11:51 AM   #4
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I have OpenOffice 1.1.1 and actually I was trying KOffice a few days ago and it really is quite good, maybe I will switch.
VectorDrake you have Microsoft fonts in aMSN on Gentoo? Maybe it needs to be compiled a certain way for the fonts to work - what's in your USE?
 
Old 07-11-2004, 02:03 PM   #5
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My machine is a P-III 700. Here is my entire /etc/make.conf:
Code:
CFLAGS="-O2 -march=pentium3 -fomit-frame-pointer"
CHOST="i686-pc-linux-gnu"
USE="mmx sse alsa qt kde cdr truetype"
CXXFLAGS="${CFLAGS}"
MAKEOPTS="-j2"
ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~x86"
SYNC="rsync://rsync.namerica.gentoo.org/gentoo-portage"
Nothing flashy (I accept testing, as you may see - or there'd be no updates ever. LOL). Everything I compile has truetype support, if the maintainer will allow it, as you may notice. I also check what the flags are on a package before I install it
Code:
emerge -pv amsn
before I actually merge it, in case there are a few defaults I don't agree with. I don't compile Gnome support in, for example, because I haven't installed it (kinda wishing I hadn't now after playing with 2.6 on Slack 10). Hope this clears it up a bit. Want more? Ask...
 
Old 07-11-2004, 02:06 PM   #6
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Damn! Eureka moment! There IS a way of recompiling font support for OOo. Its in their FAQs somewhere. Can't remember what to do. I know there's a tool included with the proggy for that purpose. Now if I could only remember....ANYONE KNOW WHAT IT IS?
 
Old 07-11-2004, 03:31 PM   #7
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Well I didn't have truetype in mine. I just reinstalled aMSN with truetype but it still didn't work. It's aMSN 0.92. What version are you using?
 
Old 07-12-2004, 07:56 AM   #8
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I have the same version. I can't think of why I have the fonts and you don't. Are your MS fonts at /usr/share/fonts/corefonts? That's where mine are. I also have that path listed in my XF86Config(xorg.conf for those Slackers out there). I don't know anything else to do about it, since I don't really watch the compiles when they're happening, and amsn was one of the first proggies I downloaded, I wouldn't know where alvarros team has made it "look" for fonts. I wonder if perl needs to be recompiled with truetype support...
 
Old 07-12-2004, 09:30 AM   #9
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Yeah the fonts are in /usr/share/fonts/corefonts and it's in XF86Config:
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/corefonts/"
I guess I will try compiling perl...
 
Old 07-12-2004, 08:08 PM   #10
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btw, I found a new flag for emerge that is supposed to be better than the -p(pretend). The --ask flag. You don't search for the file twice that way.
 
Old 07-19-2004, 10:24 AM   #11
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Hi.
I don't know what happened, I never got around to recompiling perl, but today I noticed that all the Windows fonts are there in both aMSN and OpenOffice.
!!?
I don't get it but I'm happy.
And actually I already knew about --ask, I use it every time I emerge something. (and you only need to type -a.)
 
Old 07-19-2004, 11:32 AM   #12
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Excellent about the fonts!

I'm still a Gentoo newb. Only had it on my machine for about 6 or 7 weeks. But I don't think its going anywhere soon. There's something nice about a Linux installation that actually doesn't crash or freeze up, as the zealot claim goes

The -a flag was a new one to me (but I'm still learning). Damn Gentoo has some nice tools for making life easier (rc-update, etc-update, etc).
 
Old 07-19-2004, 11:56 AM   #13
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Do you have any other fonts other than the corefonts working?
Corefonts are working perfectly but I've just copied over all my fonts from Windows and added the directory to XF86Config, now I have them all in the list but still in aMSN some of them don't work. For example Alba, it's in the list but when I try to use it it just uses some ugly default thing instead.
 
Old 07-19-2004, 08:42 PM   #14
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after you install fonts, you have to run fc-cache to load them. if you rebooted or maybe even restarted X, that might have been what did it.
 
Old 08-26-2004, 05:14 PM   #15
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Hi I still have the problem with the extra fonts in aMSN. They seem to be working perfectly in every other program. When I click on one of them in the fonts list aMSN crashes. It's annoying, I want to use these fonts! Anybody??
 
  


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