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Old 01-05-2005, 11:47 AM   #1
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Uploading fonts in Fedora Core 2

Hi there!!

I'm new to Linux and need to upload a font (Helvetica Narrow) to my Fedora Core 2. I have the Mac and PC versions, but I guess I'll have to convert it into a Linux one. Am I right?, if so, how can I do it?

Thanks a lot and may the Force be with you

Old 01-05-2005, 12:25 PM   #2
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For just yourself,put the font in the hidden folder .fonts in your home folder. To make it available to everyone, put it in /usr/share/fonts (you need to be root to write there). Then as root run fc-cache
Old 01-07-2005, 05:34 AM   #3
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Thanks Andy,

I'll pass that info onto to a technician friend, so that he can enjoy doing all the hard work :-) I'm afraid I've been using Linux for just a couple of days, and still don't feel confident enough. You know, the "what if I break it down" feeling Windows users tend to have ;-)

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If you happen to use KDE at any point, it has a very good font installer that can be accessed in kcontrol (KDE control center).


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