Linux and application installing

drago01 drago01 at
Wed Sep 8 18:00:00 UTC 2010

On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 7:59 PM, drago01 <drago01 at> wrote:
> 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.

To be clear this dialog should not be re implemented by every
application but being an app started by said applications.

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