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Old 10-31-2004, 12:38 AM   #1
DrD
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Web browsing - True Type font thread


I just finished my install of fedora core 2, done all the updates, and now my text in my web browser looks ugly as can be! How can I install true type fonts, or whatever I had last time? I don't recall installing any font-related stuff after the fact, last time I installed FC2.

I've searched through google and linuxquestions and find no good, simple answers! Lots of them say to use a windows partition - and I do not have windows! Lots of the other threads lose me... or seem to be about gimp or open office.

Please help! This is driving me nuts!
 
Old 10-31-2004, 01:09 AM   #2
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Hi, dunno about fedora,

but in debian

debian:~# aptitude

<in running aptitude>

0. type '/'
1. type 'ttf'
2. type '+' (-> package select: 'shift'+'=')
3. type 'n' (-> next search)
4. type 'g' 'g' (-> imo, g g is go! go! )
5. type 'shift'+'q' (-> quit aptitude)

debian:~# _

select the font in control panel.
 
Old 10-31-2004, 01:41 AM   #3
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You can download the TrueType Fonts from the Net. try Googling..

As fas as installing the fonts , use kde control center [Appearance and themes & Font manager] to install new or to change the fonts you have on your system.
 
Old 10-31-2004, 01:52 AM   #4
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You can download the TrueType Fonts from the Net. try Googling..

As fas as installing the fonts , use kde control center [Appearance and themes & Font manager] to install new or to change the fonts you have on your system.
Numero uno: thouroughly read the starting post

Numero dos: I don't have kde. Fedora uses gnome by default

I did google. I said that I did. I spent about an hour at it, downloaded 2 seperate RPMs sating that were TTF RPMs, and neither did diddly.



dmigh's reply seemed usefull, but running "aptitude" is not a command that fedora recognizes...
Someone know how to get TTF on fedora?
 
Old 10-31-2004, 03:01 AM   #5
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Hi, if you don't mind reinstall linux, and if you have cable/xdsl bandwidth.
i recommend debian to you.

Of course, for the first time, there will be trouble. but it 's ok. Good luck.

http://www.debian.org/mirror/list
http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/dist...images/floppy/

1.download
http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/dist...loppy/boot.img
http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/dist...loppy/root.img
http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/dist...et-drivers.img

1-1, format floppy (optional, can skip)
fedora:~# setfdprm /dev/fd0 1440/1440
fedora:~# fdformat /dev/fd0 1440/1440
fedora:~# mke2fs /dev/fd0

2. and you need 3 formatted floppies
fedora:~# cat boot.img > /dev/fd0 (#1 floppy)
fedora:~# cat root.img > /dev/fd0 (#2 floppy)
fedora:~# cat net-drivers.img > /dev/fd0 (#3 floppy)

3. boot with #1 floppy

--
http://www.debian.org/distrib/netinst
http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/dist...urrent/images/
 
Old 10-31-2004, 03:39 AM   #6
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Oh really DrD,

It would be better if you do a little introspection here..

1) I come here to help people out and get some if possible, and by the way I dont need to read you post thoroughly, You're not paying me to help you. If you dont like people's opinions, so be it.

2)When you are at the recieving end of of things , be polite.

3)How in the world is one supposed to know, what you are using KDE/GNOME , there is no mention of it in your post .. lol. There are a lot of users who use KDE with FC2.What am I supposed to do lookup your distro, go to distrowatch.. check up your default desktop environment,WM ??? and then answer your question. Learn to ask specific questions.


Installing Fonts in Gnome..

1)Open a Nautilus window -->type "fonts:///" [that should open your fonts folder]

2)Download TTF fonts from the internet.. and by the way Fonts you are going to install need not be in rpm files alone, download any file which has a .ttf extension, if its in a zip file unzip it.

3)Open another Nautilus window -->browse to the directory where you have unzipped the .ttf files.

4)Drag and drop them into the other Nautilus window [fonts:///] u've opened before.
**You wont see the dropped files immediately in nautilus****

5)After u've finished pasting the .ttf files , open your home directory to see all the files are there in .fonts directory in home folder [ie. /root/.fonts or. /home/ur_name/.fonts].

6)log out and log back in

7)Menu -->Preferences -->font [You should see all the newly installed fonts]



Oh and by the way I searched Google.. The search string is --> "gnome installing fonts"

http://www.google.com/search?q=gnome...&start=20&sa=N

Search Result page about installing fonts in gnome --->http://yakko.cs.wmich.edu/gasiorek/f...res-notes.html




Peace!!!

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