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Old 12-31-2006, 10:47 AM   #1
monkeynuts
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Uninstalling fonts


Distro: Mepis

I've just installed Windows Arial font.

I'm working on some scripts (i.e., screenplay, not the other sort!) and it's messed them up a bit.

I want to see if uninstalling the new font will put things back to normal - but can't work out how to do it!

The scripts were written originally under Windows and formatted in Arial, and then later saved in Linux. Open Office would still read and edit in Arial, even though it had no option to actually use this font if I opened a new document. Don't know if that helps, or confuses matters!

Any advice?

I'm assuming I can just reinstall it if things don't revert to how they were before I started messing... :/
 
Old 12-31-2006, 10:55 AM   #2
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I think OpenOffice will display the font name of a document, even if that font is not on the machine.

To remove a font, use the reverse of the procedure by which you installed it. On my machine (also Mepis) I simply put the font into /usr/share/fonts. To remove, just remove....

You don't say what is messed up, but did you try simply selecting the entire document and changing the font?
 
Old 12-31-2006, 12:06 PM   #3
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I think OpenOffice will display the font name of a document, even if that font is not on the machine.

To remove a font, use the reverse of the procedure by which you installed it. On my machine (also Mepis) I simply put the font into /usr/share/fonts. To remove, just remove....

You don't say what is messed up, but did you try simply selecting the entire document and changing the font?

Ah, now to install it, I right clicked the font and selected install - maybe a bad move.

There does not appear to be a uninstall on the context menu (plus the font itself doesn't seem to show up in /usr/share/fonts which confused me even more! I believe I installed it across system not just user (rather stupidly of me), so possibly this would put it in another directory??
 
Old 12-31-2006, 12:14 PM   #4
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It shows up in Konqueror under:

fonts:/

Still not sure why it doesn't show in /use/share/fonts?

I'm going to try removing it and see what happens - if it screws up, I'll put it back! :/
 
Old 12-31-2006, 01:42 PM   #5
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Removed it, and everything is back to how it was before
 
  


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