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Old 11-01-2003, 11:36 AM   #1
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windows fonts for linux?

i use RH9, and GNOME (i've got KDE too). and i want to use my windows fonts for OpenOffice. i tried some stuff myself, but i couldn' t make heads or tails out of the docs i could find, not that those where abundant.

now, i have my fonts in /mnt/c/windows/fonts/ and i want to use them in OpenOffice, and i am an complete n00b.

what do i do?

please, exlpain it like your talking to the greatest numbskull on the planet. i know windows pretty well, but linux is completely new to me. i don't vene know how to compile something, though i tried often enough.
Old 11-01-2003, 11:44 AM   #2
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If they are ttf fonts then copy them to:

Then restart xfs, logout then in again (or just restart the system).
Old 11-01-2003, 03:08 PM   #3
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The Printer Administration tool can add fonts to OpenOffice, but this does not add them to the Xserver.

I remember trying to add some fonts to Linux (so I could use them with KDE) and it wasn't quite that straightforward. What I had to do after copying the font files to the right directory is to somehow make "fonts.dir" and "fonts.scale" files for the directories. I think the openoffice font add command makes these files, so you might be able to just copy the end of the /usr/lib/share/openoffice/fonts/truetype/fonts.* with the fonts you want to the end to the directory mentioned in the above post.
Old 11-01-2003, 08:19 PM   #4
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perhaps you could try surfing your way to "sourceforge" and then search there for "corefonts"

That's where and how I first got most of the windows fonts (well, as the titles suggest, the core fonts).

I'm not sure, but once you've followed the instructions and installed the two packages required i.e. the cabextract and the corefonts, then if there's any others that you want, then you should be able to copy them over from your windows install to the linux install.

Obviously, you would need to follow the instructions, then probably do a "find file" to make sure where your system has put them.


Old 11-02-2003, 11:37 AM   #5
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bigjohn, thank you for the fonts tip
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XFree86 Font De-uglification HOWTO

How to improve X Window fonts. Various tips for improving font handling for XFree86, including sections on font servers, TrueType fonts, Mozilla, and related topics.


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