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Old 08-30-2008, 05:08 AM   #1
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Question Problem installing window fonts in Ubuntu

Hi to all. I am new user of Ubuntu. I have tried to install the win fonts according to the following:
- as root I creted a folder, named Fonts_Win, under usr/share/fonts/truetype/
- from windows I copied all fonts *.ttf in the folder Fonts_Win
- as root I runned fc-cache -f -v succesfully
- as root Openoffice can see the new fonts

- I left the root and logged in as user
- I opened the folder Fonts_Win, all fonts were there but on each name a X was there (while as root the font names were without X on each name)
- I runned OpenOffice and the new window fonts were not visible and available.

Kindly, can someone tell me where I was wrong.

Thank you very much.
Old 08-30-2008, 05:35 AM   #2
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easier way ..

install the package msttfonts

i think its in restricted

Old 08-30-2008, 05:54 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by keratos View Post

install the package msttfonts
I suspect you mean msttcorefonts which provides fonts released Microsoft's Core Fonts for the Web project.

This is of course assuming that these are the fonts the OP wants to install. Only they really know for sure what they're talking about when they use the vague description 'the win fonts'.

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Old 08-30-2008, 06:42 AM   #4
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could be ?
Old 08-30-2008, 08:13 AM   #5
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Installing fonts

Open up the file manager as root and type '///fonts' in the address bar. You should then see all the fonts available on the system.
Simply copy your Windows TT fonts into this folder.
Old 08-30-2008, 03:28 PM   #6
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Solved: it was a matter of permissions. The procedure applied, as shown in this forun, was correct, but coping the Windows fonts with root privilege into the filesystem the permission for Others was just None. For this reason the Win fonts were not visible as user. I changed type of permission for Others from None to Read Only and the new fonts became visible to OpenOffice and other applications.
Thank you very much for your help.

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