Any plans for a font install tool?
thepoch at mydestiny.net
Sun Apr 4 14:37:53 UTC 2004
On Sun, 2004-04-04 at 01:00, Joe(theWordy)Philbrook wrote:
> Hello, I'm very new to fedora, (just downloaded the 3 iso's today in fact)
> So please pardon my ignorance. But I have a couple of stupid questions...
> 1) About copying to ~/.fonts: What exactly do you copy to the dir? The
> font files themselves? Will symbolic links to said files work? Or what?
> 1b) Can I just copy trutype font files from my windows partition to ~/.fonts
> to enable them for all my apps?
Yup. You can simply copy the truetype fonts (.ttf) over to your ~/.fonts
directory. I've never tried using symbolic links so I can't really say
if it'll work. But you could always try. This should work for most Gnome
applications. I think it doesn't work for OpenOffice.org though. Or does
it? Anyone else with answers?
> 2) Isn't there a global place where root can put these to make them
> accessible to all user accounts?
I believe this has been answered by Aaron Matteson. So I'll skip it. =)
> Maybe these questions will be answered for me during the installation
> process (in which case I apologize for wasting the lists time) But at
> the moment, I just don't know much about fedora yet.
Actually nope, these aren't "taught" during the installation. Definitely
very unintuitive for those not yet used to it.
Hope this helps.
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