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Old 02-23-2005, 04:26 AM   #16
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Here is how I do it,

I extract the fonts *.ttf into a folder, I mark the ones I want to install, right click select actions and install. Then you are prompted if you want to install them for the system or for personal. For system you are prompted for root password, and once you enter that, you are done... Another way would be using the kde control center as someone mentioned above.

For the windows fonts, I just copied them from the windows/fonts folder and installed them. I have a dual boot, so I guess I had agreed to the EULA.


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Old 02-23-2005, 04:42 AM   #17
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Yepp, and did you read the EULA prior agreeing to it ? Obviously not! EULA talks about Windows Instance and not machine! As already said this is only related to MS Fonts. The other vendors are not that restrictive, plus as long as no one knows what you are doing ........ :-)

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Old 02-23-2005, 09:58 AM   #18
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Old 02-23-2005, 02:48 PM   #19
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Originally posted by Vlad-A
Scott, you didn't overlook anything. SuSE does *NOT* ship the MS fonts on the installation
media (CD/DVD) just like SuSE does NOT ship any other non-GPL/binary only Software.
Therefore you simply can not install those through the normal YAST software install.
SuSE certainly does ship non GPLed software with it's distribution.





There are others also but those are just the most popular.
Old 02-23-2005, 11:28 PM   #20
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You are right. Let me be more prcise: there is binary only and non GPL software in SuSE.
If such software is distributed or not depends on the particular license.

The particular Problem with the MS TrueType core fonts stuff is following:

Microsoft allows you to download the core web fonts and distribute them for
non-profit. Now "non-profit" can mean anything and therefore most Linux
Distibutions that are sold on CD and DVD do not want to include them to
be on the safe side. The second thing is that the corefonts are distributed
as EXE Files which are useless with Linux. Now Microsoft does not allow
you to disassemle or reverse engineer which also can mean evrything.
Is the extracting of the TTF from the exe file reverse engineering/disassembling or not ?
For me definietyl not, but MS may have a different view on that.
Therefor to be on the safe side most Distros do not include them on
their installation media.

You know MS is not really the biggest friend of Linux plus it has
some of the best lawyers. So it's best not to play with stuff that
depends on the interpretation like "non-profit" and "disassembling".

As for the Flashplayer: When you install SuSE you are asked to accept
Macromedia's licensing agreement.
When you start acroread for the first time you are asked to
accept Acrobat's Licensing Terms.

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Old 02-24-2005, 09:51 AM   #21
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i have an rpm of the corefonts if any one wants it



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