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RE: [XaraXtreme-dev] Text rendering status
- From: "Neil Howe" <NeilH@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2006 11:23:50 +0100
- Subject: RE: [XaraXtreme-dev] Text rendering status
> In message <5056CBC646CB4047BB26120F4377DB719BA236@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> "Charles Moir" <CharlesM@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Yes in Ubuntu using Synaptic you can install the MS Core fonts, and
> > seems (from a few very simple tests) to use the correct MS fonts.
> > What I do not understand is that opening the Fonts folder (System
> > Preferences -> Font and selecting Go to font Folder) does not show
> > MS fonts in the font folder. So where on earth have they gone?
> > that isn't the font folder as it implies.
> Typically, there are several font folders: system-wide fonts,
> package-specific font directories (OpenOffice, Java, etc.) and there
> can be user-specific fonts, too. The file /etc/fonts/fonts.conf lists
> the system font path somewhere near the start. The rest of the file
> defines system-wide font mappings.
> You can have additional font cofiguration in the file ~/.fonts.conf
> (in your home directory). I guess, your own user-specific fonts are
> probably installed in ~/.fonts
> > Isn't there a simple central font viewer that shows all installed
> > fonts on Linux?
> You can see all personal fonts and system-wide fonts by running
> kcmshell kcmfontinst
> This shows the personal fonts first. By clicking on the "System
> administration" button and entering the root password you can see the
> system-wide fonts. Click on a font in the list to see a text sample.
Yes I get basically the same behaviour as Charles. If I drag and drop a
TTF file into a File browser which is looking at the fonts:/// folder,
nothing appears to happen (no new entries appear in the font list in the
browser I dropped onto). But the font file has been copied into ~/.fonts
and XaraLX uses it.
Using "kcmshell kcmfontinst" I do see the new font listed. Can't see a
"System Admin" button though (this is on Fedora).
So when we want to distribute fonts with Xara LX, where should we be
installing them to?