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Old 12-09-2003, 09:49 PM   #1
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.fonts symlink

I have around 120 or so fonts sitting on an NTFS partition, and rather than copy them over to my home .fonts (i'm on a single-user system), I thought I'd just create a symlink to them (like I have done for my mp3 collection & XMMS).

I tried:

modify@penance:~$ ln -s /mnt/ntfs/windows/fonts ~/.fonts

However, that doesn't seem to be working; OpenOffice doesn't seem to like the idea, nor does Gnome.

Is this not possible or something?
Old 12-09-2003, 11:01 PM   #2
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The font folder needs to be writable, because it needs to generate an index and a cache file.
I suppose you need to copy the fonts manually, or maybe link the actual font files instead.
Old 12-09-2003, 11:18 PM   #3
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Awesome; thanks for the clarification.


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