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

Jeff dejamuse at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 25 08:27:17 PDT 2009

That didn't work.  The link was made, but OO still cannot see system fonts.

BTW, I discovered this because Verdana was not available to Firefox, which is the most ubiquitous web font.

--- On Tue, 8/25/09, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org> wrote:

From: Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org>
Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] MS Font PBI not working?
To: "PC-BSD Testing list" <testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2009, 9:16 AM


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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