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How do you copy a font in Linux?

 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2005 12:09 pm    Post subject: How do you copy a font in Linux? Reply with quote

There is a nice font in the Sun Java Desktop System which came as a live disk with LXF 63D (February 2005), called "Thorndale". It is the default font for the Sun Star Office, which is part of that distribution. I want to copy it and put it in my Mandrake which I have installed on my PC, but haven't figured out how to do it yet. Ay ideas?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2005 1:10 pm    Post subject: RE: How do you copy a font in Linux? Reply with quote

Thorndale is a commercial font and can be found at ITCFonts.com or buy a copy of Star office Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2005 5:02 pm    Post subject: RE: How do you copy a font in Linux? Reply with quote

Fonts are stored as files in Linux just as they are in other OSes (*.ttf if it is a truetype font).

They are normally somewhere under '/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/'; you could search for them using tools such as 'kfind', 'find' or 'locate'.

Fonts can be installed on Mandrake using KDE's font installer in the KDE Control Centre (kcontrol).
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 5:04 pm    Post subject: RE: How do you copy a font in Linux? Reply with quote

I know how to install the font if I can find it. I have difficulty finding it on the live disk. I have tried "find / fonts", "find / thorndale", "find / *.ttf". But each time I get: "No such file or directory". Where do you think they have hidden it?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 6:00 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: How do you copy a font in Linux? Reply with quote

Anonymous wrote:
Fonts are stored as files in Linux just as they are in other OSes (*.ttf if it is a truetype font).

They are normally somewhere under '/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/'; you could search for them using tools such as 'kfind', 'find' or 'locate'.


Some systems store fonts at

/usr/local/share/fonts
/usr/share/fonts/
or even
/usr/share/local/fonts

and the file name is not necessarily the same as the font name. Try copying ALL the *.ttf files to a personal directory on your hard drive and then check them using your installed system.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 7:23 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: How do you copy a font in Linux? Reply with quote

You are using incorrect syntax for find.
Code:
find / thorndale

means find all files in the directorys / and thorndale. You need
Code:
find / -name '*.ttf'


Read the find man page for more information.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 3:43 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: How do you copy a font in Linux? Reply with quote

Thank you nellz. You were right about the syntgax of find. I am a Linux newbie, and the man pages don't make a lot of sense to me. I had, however, eventually found it by just looking around in the most likely places. Then I had a job copying it, because it wouldn't let me! But eventually I figure out a way to do it.
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