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Re: Liberation Fonts on Debian Etch

On Sun, Mar 09, 2008 at 06:34:54PM +0100, Sjoerd Hiemstra wrote:
> Chris Bannister:
> > Ron Johnson:
> > > Amit Uttamchandani:
> > > > My question is, how do I go about installing [the Liberation
> > > > fonts] and using it exclusively?
> > > 
> > > They are at debian-multimedia.org as ttf-liberation.
> > 
> > Not for Etch there's not.
> > 
> >    # apt-cache search ttf-liberation
> >    #
> Thanks to fontconfig, starting with Etch, installing new fonts has
> become really easy.

Ahh, thats good to know.

> System wide:
>     Whilst the package manager puts its fonts into /usr/share/fonts,
>     the correct place for you to put yours would be
>     /usr/local/share/fonts, or any subdirectory thereof, such as
>     /usr/local/share/fonts/truetype (or even deeper).

I have a whole lot of:

	# locate fonts
	# [..]
	# /usr/local/share/Mowitz/fonts
	# /usr/local/share/Mowitz/fonts.txt
	# /usr/local/share/Mowitz/fonts/agd.afm
	# /usr/local/share/Mowitz/fonts/agdo.afm
	# [..]
	# /usr/local/share/Mowitz/fonts/tnrl2bi_.afm
	# /usr/local/share/Mowitz/fonts/tnrl2bi_.pfb

Left over from a "Damn Small Linux" install. Although an apt-cache
search mowitz doesn't show anything I won't trash them now, cheers! But
according to what you say I should just replicate the /usr/local/share/fonts
hierarchy similar to the /usr/share/fonts hierarchy and they'll "just work"?
> Per user:
>     Put your fonts into ~/.fonts, or any subdirectory thereof.
> No further action required, works immediately.
> (Well, you may have to restart a program, OpenOffice in particular.)
> Also works for Type 1 fonts, consisting of 2 files: a .pfa or .pfb
> file, and a .afm file.
> BTW, I have the Liberation fonts as the standard fonts for Qt and GTK,
> since they look great on screen.

Mmmm, maybe It may help sharpen up the odd PDF file I have trouble with.
I normally just use the console, but if I *need* to see a graphic or PDF
or look at some chess games with "scid" then I use a not very customised 
fvwm. Oh, and of course, "xdvi" and "gv" :-)


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