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Old 10-23-2014, 12:04 PM   #1
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Webcore Fonts Download Location


The official download site for the Webcore Fonts (and the one pointed to by the SBo SlackBuild) is broken.

For now, I recommend getting them either from Alien Bob:

http://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/pe...nts-installer/

or from a Salix mirror (they were in Salix up until version 14.0):

http://www.gtlib.gatech.edu/pub/sali...noarch-2fg.txz

Both use the same source as the SBo SlackBuild.

Last edited by dugan; 10-23-2014 at 12:08 PM.
 
Old 10-23-2014, 11:25 PM   #2
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This has been fixed by ponce
 
Old 10-24-2014, 03:39 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by dugan View Post
The official download site for the Webcore Fonts (and the one pointed to by the SBo SlackBuild) is broken.

For now, I recommend getting them either from Alien Bob:

http://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/pe...nts-installer/

or from a Salix mirror (they were in Salix up until version 14.0):

http://www.gtlib.gatech.edu/pub/sali...noarch-2fg.txz
You can also grab the package from the MLED repo. Fonts are in the X package group:

http://www.microlinux.fr/slackware/d...slackware64/x/
 
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Old 10-24-2014, 03:43 AM   #4
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Is this still needed? We have a fairly broad selection of good free fonts available.

I lifted this from somewhere else, and it sums things up nicely:
Code:
Arial -> FreeSans, Liberation Sans, Caslon Roman, URW Helvetica or Nimbus Sans

Times New Roman -> FreeSerif, Liberation Serif, Linux Libertine or Nimbus Roman (or Gentium if you want something a little more Garamondesque)

Georgia -> Bitstream Vera Serif or DejaVu Serif

Trebuchet MS -> Lucida Sans

Lucida Console -> Bitstream Vera Sans Mono, DejaVu Sans Mono, Liberation Mono, Lucida Sans Typewriter

Courier New -> FreeMono, URW Courier

Book Antiqua/Palatino -> URW Palladio/Palatino 

Tahoma -> DejaVu Sans Condensed or Toga Sans

Verdana -> Bitstream Vera Sans or DejaVu Sans
These (and a few others) are pre-installed in a stock Slackware setup.

The best way to "stick it to the man" is to stop using their stuff.
 
Old 10-24-2014, 04:14 AM   #5
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they're needed by wine on SBo.

notice this is fixed for now only on a git branch

http://slackbuilds.org/cgit/slackbui...d9c6a765a0b5f4

it will go in the main repository at the next merge.
 
Old 10-24-2014, 04:25 AM   #6
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Well the tarball is back for download at its original location: http://avi.alkalay.net/software/webcore-fonts/

Eric
 
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Old 10-24-2014, 04:30 AM   #7
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Is this still needed?
well, often a text document or a figure is required to use Arial or Times New Roman.
 
Old 10-24-2014, 05:21 AM   #8
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Well the tarball is back for download at its original location: http://avi.alkalay.net/software/webcore-fonts/
good news!
I just removed the commit (pity there isn't a nice git interface for smartphones yet).

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Old 10-24-2014, 11:35 AM   #9
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They're also still needed because websites (including LQ) are designed to use them. The fallbacks you get when you don't have these fonts installed don't look the same.

Last edited by dugan; 10-24-2014 at 11:52 AM.
 
Old 10-24-2014, 03:14 PM   #10
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They're also still needed because websites (including LQ) are designed to use them.
That's right:
Code:
body
{
	background: #FFFFFF;
	color: #000000;
	font: 10pt Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;
	margin: 5px 10px 10px 10px;
	padding: 0px;
}
But IMO that's a weird choice for a website dedicated to Linux

At least sans-serif is listed as a fallback...

Last edited by Didier Spaier; 10-24-2014 at 03:16 PM.
 
  


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