[PC-BSD Testing] MS Font PBI not working?

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Tue Aug 25 06:16:53 PDT 2009


The font PBI installs fonts to the system folder properly, but it looks like OO, and probably the other PBIs aren't 
looking in the system folder for fonts. Give this a shot and let me know if it fixes it:

cd /Programs/OpenOffice*/etc
ln -s /PCBSD/local/etc/fonts fonts

start OO, do you have the fonts now? If so, I'll get that fix put into the PBIs right away.

As for KDE 4.3.0, it'll be included with PC-BSD 8.0 later this year. Its a large update, since it moves us to QT 4.5
and I'm having to fix up a lot of our tools to work on it :)

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

On Mon, 24 Aug 2009, Jeff wrote:

> I have the MS True-type font PBI installed, but can't see any of the fonts in FF3 or OpenOffice or Abi Word.  Where exactly are they
> supposed to be available?
> I presume there's no UI for this PBI and it just installs fonts somewhere.
> Every application seems to have its own set of fonts with some that apparently come with KDE.  There are lots of other available fonts
> out there but there's no good way of centrally managing them and installing them in KDE it seems, complicated by the different font
> packaging techniques. Seems to me there used to be some KDE font manager/installer app but I can't find it in the menu, and from what I
> remember, it wasn't especially useful.
> What to do?
> P.S., When might we expect an upgrade to KDE 4.3?
> !DSPAM:1,4a93434214805319553418!

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