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Old 07-29-2004, 04:40 AM   #1
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[slackware 10.0]Fonts


Hello
I have a problem with my fonts of slackware.
When i surf on the internet, some websites show me boxes with numbers in it, instead of charachters.
I have the same problem with an other program called Charachter Map(Menu -> Utilities -> Charachter Map).
It shows also rectangular boxes with numbers in it.
How can i solve this problem?
Thank you very much.
Hykje
 
Old 07-29-2004, 05:04 AM   #2
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Have you the right font?

Many Linux text renders shows boxes including a number (which is the unicode code for that char).

The problem arise whene the renderer does not find the right glyph to render, aka the right font to draw that text(char) was not found or not installed properly.

try the following fonts resources:

FSF freefonts download
another site
freefonts.org
and of course check the included fonts with your slackware. almost all the modern Linux distros include unicode fonts for all languages.
 
Old 07-29-2004, 09:57 AM   #3
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Re: Have you the right font?

That didn't really helped me.
The first one whas an empty directory.
The second you have to pay for.
And the third whas a search engine.
and after i downloaded them.What do i need to do with them?
Sorry, but im still a
Thanx Hylke

Last edited by hylke; 07-29-2004 at 10:01 AM.
 
Old 07-31-2004, 05:02 AM   #4
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This how to do it

I'm sorry if I wasn't clear.

I peeked for you a very nice and clear tutorial (includes links to free fonts sites).

Just follow it and it will work. (You can skip some techincal issues or explianations)

Click here

one last word: check that your slcackware Linux for unicode fonts (which version you use?) coz installing from a sclackware package is very simple and automatic.

Good Luck
 
Old 07-31-2004, 07:07 AM   #5
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Re: This how to do it

Quote:
Originally posted by bestofmed
I'm sorry if I wasn't clear.

I peeked for you a very nice and clear tutorial (includes links to free fonts sites).

Just follow it and it will work. (You can skip some techincal issues or explianations)

Click here

one last word: check that your slcackware Linux for unicode fonts (which version you use?) coz installing from a sclackware package is very simple and automatic.

Good Luck
Thank you very much, but i still have a last question:
how can i see what my version of the linux unicode fonts?
Again thank you very much Hylke
 
Old 07-31-2004, 07:43 AM   #6
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I mean by the version the slackware Linux not the unicode.

try this to founf out if you have fonts
  • check /usr/share/fonts or /usr/X11*/share/fonts
  • search for fonts files. type `find /usr -iname "*.ttf"
  • use your prefered desktop enviroment charchater map viewr GNOME & KDE include them
  • check that your browser uses the latest fonts provider technology (Xft)

If your slackware is new (almost 10) than you already have unicode fonts in the included CDs.

Good Luck agian.
 
  


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