Linux and application installing

drago01 drago01 at
Wed Sep 8 17:59:21 UTC 2010

On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 7:18 PM, Jeff Spaleta <jspaleta at> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 7, 2010 at 1:23 PM, Richard Hughes <hughsient at> wrote:
>> A patch would be lovely, but some sample code that renders a ttf file
>> to a png file "The smart brown fox or whatever" using cairo is
>> probably good enough for me to get going.
> Just to be clear. When "users" want a to get a new font what is the
> ideal software interaction path you expect them to take to find fonts?
>  It's not clear that app-install is what you expect them to interact
> with. I do sort of expect normal end-users to want additional fonts as
> part of day to day document preparation and I wouldn't cast the search
> for fonts as a power user or admin activity.

Well ideally every app that allows font selection should have a button
/ option "add new font" that opens a font installation dialog.

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