Re: Debian Font Guide for Newbies and the Confused
->>In response to your message<<-
--received from Rob Weir--
> > Determining which true type font package to install myself
> > isn't so obvious. Looks like any package starting with ttf- are true
> > type font packages. The only three that don't seem to be for another
> > language are the non-free larabie packages.
> ttf-bitstream-vera is in sarge and sid and is quite Free. I even gave
> the full URL to the .deb :) As well as msttcorefonts, which is an
> installer package which downloads the MS corefonts and sets them up for
Yes, I appreciated and downloaded the ttf-bitstream-vera for my stable
distribution while reading your guide. I held off on installing it
until I was sure that that is what I wanted to do. I did check the
contents of the package and was thrown off by the issue mentioned
below, that the fonts didn't install into
/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType/ which, at the time,
didn't seem to get me anywhere.
> > Looking at the "list of
> > files", these seem to unpack into /usr/X11R6/X11/fonts/TrueType/ and
> > /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ instead of into
> > /var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType/.
> Yes, x-ttcidfont symlinks the fonts into
> /var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType/, they still get
> installed somewhere else.
Ok, I'll go ahead and install the ttf-bitstream-vera mentioned above
and see where that gets me.
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