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Old 06-05-2004, 04:42 AM   #1
Maurice Arthur
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Adding Fonts to Mandrake version 10


Hi Any Mandrake 10 installers . I wish to add windows fonts to version 10
Have found the procedure some what changed from version 9.2
Have tranfered windows fonts to a folder in home documents but have yet to find away to install them into the font folder.
To integrate additional fonts to Openoffice
1 go to the (installpath) /program directory
2.Enter:./spadmin \Have tried to follow these instructions .but where is ./spadmin
Tried terminal command no good.
Font path "/usr/x11R6/lib/ No Font dir found
One can add RPMs font files no problem
How can one add all windows fonts to use in Openoffice?
No problem in 9.2
Any help welcomed
Maurice
 
Old 06-05-2004, 05:26 AM   #2
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You can start OpenOffice one time so it can be created the .openoffice directory in your home directory.
Then go to .openoffice and run ./spadmin from command.
I think you will have no problem.
 
Old 06-05-2004, 07:12 AM   #3
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for some reason they removed the "install all fonts at once" method. i dunno why.........

here's a work around..........

if you're dual booting, go to your \windows\fonts directory & copy the fonts. then go to /usr/share/fonts, create a directory called ttf (if there isn't one already there) & copy the fonts to that directory. reboot..........

if you don't have a Windows partition, but have access to Windows on a different machine, then burn all the Windows fonts to a CD & use the same method.

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Old 06-05-2004, 05:38 PM   #4
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Fonts

Hi
Thanks for details on adding ttf fonts
Mandrake 10 boots to normal user.
In a terminal you can use su for root.
I tried to drag then copy and paste Windows ttf files from home/ma/Documents to usr/share/fonts but "Access denied"
How can I boot to root and gain access? Inorder to copy drag and drop these ttf files
Maurice
 
Old 06-06-2004, 06:40 AM   #5
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no need to boot to root. type the following in terminal as root..........

konqueror

(hit enter)

konqueror will now open in superuser file manager mode, giving you GUI access to all files. you can also type the following in terminal as normal user........

kdesu konqueror

(hit enter)

it will then ask for the root password & open konqueror file manager in superuser mode.

otis
 
Old 06-06-2004, 05:27 PM   #6
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Adding Fonts

Hi Otish
Delighted with the command for root with KDESU Konqueror.
A lot quicker than the way I took via MCC>Boot>Autologin.
No Autologin StartX in Root then configure root Desktop.
Have all the fonts I need in Openoffice now.
Thanks for your help
 
Old 06-06-2004, 06:33 PM   #7
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Adding Fonts

Is that fine If I create a dir inside usr/share/fonts/ttf/ & copy all the .ttf files from Win partition or should I copy all the .ttf files to usr/share/fonts/ttf itself.......i can't get them into officeorg if I do the above one!!......how abt. transferring the pictures avbl. with microsoft office suite to be copied onto Mandrake...

help me out !!

~ Matt
 
Old 06-07-2004, 07:29 AM   #8
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just copy the .ttf fonts to /usr/share/fonts/ttf. don't make another subdirectory under /ttf. i'm not sure about your other question............. do you mean can you copy MSOffice art work to make it work in MDK/OpenOffice? if so, i'm not really sure, but i don't think so. i never tried it or looked into it, but i'd think there would be a file format conflict & it wouldn't work. if i'm wrong, i'm sure somebody else will give you a better response.

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Old 06-07-2004, 11:11 AM   #9
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Re: Adding Fonts

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Originally posted by taurean_lord
Is that fine If I create a dir inside usr/share/fonts/ttf/ & copy all the .ttf files from Win partition or should I copy all the .ttf files to usr/share/fonts/ttf itself.......i can't get them into officeorg if I do the above one!!......how abt. transferring the pictures avbl. with microsoft office suite to be copied onto Mandrake...

help me out !!

~ Matt
I opened Konqueror and navigated to /mnt/windows/windows/fonts, then clicked on Font Installer in System/Configuration/KDE/System/Font Installer and dragged all the TTF files from Konqueror into it.
 
Old 06-07-2004, 11:31 AM   #10
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you also need to add windows fonts to your font path in xfree configuration file.
 
  


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