Font paths

Peter Lesterhuis peterlesterhuis at tiscali.nl
Thu Nov 30 20:13:37 UTC 2006


>
> On Thu, 2006-11-30 at 14:24 +0000, Anne Wilson wrote:
>   
>> > On Thursday 30 November 2006 13:59, Wolfgang wrote:
>>     
>>> > > On Thu, 2006-11-30 at 13:48 +0000, Anne Wilson wrote:
>>>       
>>>> > > > On Thursday 30 November 2006 13:11, François Patte wrote:
>>>>         
>>>>> > > > > Anne Wilson a écrit :
>>>>>           
>>>>>> > > > > > Following the instructions in
>>>>>> > > > > > http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Font-FAQ I am trying to add
>>>>>> > > > > > fonts to be globally available.  I have created a folder and put my
>>>>>> > > > > > new fonts there. It then says I should create a text file
>>>>>> > > > > > called /usr/share/X11/fonts/local.conf, with the new folder added in
>>>>>> > > > > > the format
>>>>>> > > > > >
>>>>>> > > > > > <dir> /usr/share/X11/fonts/NewFonts </dir>
>>>>>> > > > > >
>>>>>> > > > > > However, when I run 'fc-cache /usr/share/X11/fonts/NewFonts' I get
>>>>>> > > > > > the error
>>>>>> > > > > >
>>>>>> > > > > > Fontconfig error: "local.conf", line 2: junk after document element
>>>>>>             
>>>>> > > > >
>>>>> > > > > I don't understand why they describe such a complicated method! I just
>>>>> > > > > add directories in:
>>>>> > > > > /usr/share/fonts/default/
>>>>> > > > >
>>>>> > > > > then went into these directories and perform successively:
>>>>> > > > >
>>>>> > > > > ttmkfdir (if fonts are true type)
>>>>> > > > > mkfontdir
>>>>> > > > > fc-cache
>>>>> > > > >
>>>>> > > > > then run chkfontpath --add $PWD
>>>>> > > > >
>>>>> > > > > And that's all.
>>>>>           
>>>> > > >
>>>> > > > I tried this method, Francois, and the new fonts were available to kword.
>>>> > > > However, they are not available to openoffice.  I don't know why it
>>>> > > > should be so, but perhaps that's why they advocate their particular
>>>> > > > method.
>>>> > > >
>>>> > > > Anne
>>>> > > > --
>>>>         
>>> > >
>>> > > If your using the KDE desktop, you can add the fonts using the control
>>> > > centre (Center) in admin mode, and then they will be available globally
>>> > > in any application. That's what I use..
>>> > >
>>>       
>> > It's all very puzzling, Wolf.  I've done that, adding three fonts
>> > 
>> > adgo.ttf (Amhurst SF)
>> > aure.ttf (Stone Temple SF) and
>> > chev.ttf (Morris SF)
>> > 
>> > None of them show up in OpenOffice.
>>     
> ----
> I'm somewhat interested in this thread.
>
> Not that this solves the problem in any fashion other than for a single
> user, but you can always add fonts as a user via 'spadmin'
>
> on FC-5, this is located at
> /usr/lib/openoffice.org2.0/program/spadmin
>   
Probably this is not the answer to your question, but in fc5 I installed 
new fonts succesfully by creating an rpm. ( 
http://alkalay.net/linux/docs/font-howto/Font.html#rpm)
Peter




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