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Old 03-09-2005, 03:16 AM   #1
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Install Greek Fonts

Hello Everybody,

I want to switch to linux completely (I have a dual boot system). I have a lot of music that many of the songs are written in Greek. Through linux I can see the NTFS partition but i can not see either Greek named folders either Greek named files.

What should i install? The Unicode fonts did not work. How can i install the windows fonts or that would not work either? What must I do?

Thanks in advance.
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Can you use Greek letters and fonts when working with Linux (not accessing Windows files)?
Old 03-10-2005, 03:40 PM   #3
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What distro do you want to use?
In fedora core 2, which uses the 2.6 kernel, i just had to add to utf8 option in fstab.
In slackware that uses the 2.4 kernel and the iocharset option is not deprecated i use iocharset=iso8859-7. In both cases i have MS fonts installed.
And everything works fine. Also before you erase the MS partition, make sure to keep a copy of your windows true type fonts. They are really usefull

to install windows ttf fonts:
In KDE there is a fonts folder in the right tab of conquerer, that contains an empty personal folder. Copy all your windows ttf and TTF fonts to a folder and then just drag'n'drop them into this folder. In Gnome open a nautilus window and type fonts:/// in the address bar. then drag'n'drop the fonts in this folder. To Globaly install ttf fonts in your system, read the instructions in

Also, some things are not the same in any distro. Posting the distro u are using would be a good thing.

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