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Re: Using Arial Narrow in OpenOffice.org

On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 06:31:00AM +0000, Camaleón wrote:
> On Wed, 21 Jul 2010 15:15:57 +1000, David Purton wrote:
> > Is it presently possible to use the "Arial Narrow" font in Open Office
> > under sid?
> > 
> > It appears to be installed ok (along with Arial):
> > 
> > $ fc-list :family=Arial
> (...)
> Mmm... I get:
> sm01@stt008:~$ fc-list :family="Arial Narrow"
> Arial Narrow:style=Negrita Cursiva,Negreta cursiva,tučné kurzíva,fed kursiv,Fett Kursiv,Έντονα Πλάγια,Bold Italic,Lihavoitu Kursivoi,Gras Italique,Félkövér dőlt,Grassetto Corsivo,Vet Cursief,Halvfet Kursiv,Pogrubiona kursywa,Negrito Itálico,Полужирный Курсив,Krepko poševno,Fet Kursiv,Kalın İtalik,Lodi etzana
> Arial Narrow:style=Cursiva,kurzíva,kursiv,Πλάγια,Italic,Kursivoitu,Italique,Dőlt,Corsivo,Cursief,Kursywa,Itálico,Курсив,Poševno,İtalik,Etzana
> Arial Narrow:style=Negrita,Negreta,tučné,fed,Fett,Έντονα,Bold,Lihavoitu,Gras,Félkövér,Grassetto,Vet,Halvfet,Pogrubiony,Negrito,Полужирный,Krepko,Fet,Kalın,Lodia
> Arial Narrow:style=Normal,obyčejné,Standard,Κανονικά,Regular,Normaali,Normál,Normale,Standaard,Normalny,Обычный,Navadno,Arrunta
> In my case, I've got the TrueType font for "Arial Narrow" installed, 
> which displays fine within any application.

As a Separate family? Maybe that is an older font? I only have access to
the onw off Windows 7, which seems to be included in the Arial family by
fontconfig. What I was hoping was for some sort of fontconfig
configuration magic which could cause Arial Narrow to be treated as a
separate family from Arial even with the newer font.


$ otfinfo -i /usr/local/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-microsoft/ARIALN.TTF 
Family:              Arial Narrow
Subfamily:           Regular
Full name:           Arial Narrow
PostScript name:     ArialNarrow
Preferred family:    Arial
Preferred subfamily: Narrow
Version:             Version 2.37
Unique ID:           Arial Narrow Regular : 2006
Description:         Monotype Drawing Office 1982. A contemporary sans
serif design, Arial contains more humanist characteristics than many of
its predecessors and as such is more in tune with the mood of the last
decades of the twentieth century. The overall treatment of curves is
softer and fuller than in most industrial-style sans serif faces.
Terminal strokes are cut on the diagonal which helps to give the face a
less mechanical appearance. Arial is an extremely versatile family of
typefaces which can be used with equal success for text setting in
reports, presentations, magazines etc, and for display use in
newspapers, advertising and promotions.
Designer:            Robin Nicholas, Patricia Saunders
Manufacturer:        The Monotype Corporation
Trademark:           Arial is a trademark of The Monotype Corporation in
the United States and/or other countries.
Copyright:           © 2006 The Monotype Corporation. All Rights
License Description: You may use this font to display and print content
as permitted by the license terms for the product in which this font is
included. You may only (i) embed this font in content as permitted by
the embedding restrictions included in this font; and (ii) temporarily
download this font to a printer or other output device to help print



David Purton
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