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
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" :-)