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

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Tue Aug 25 09:15:34 PDT 2009



Ahh, ok solved this here.

You'll need to do this for all PBIs you want to use the system fonts:

# cd /Programs/<PBI>/lib
# rm X11
# ln -s /PCBSD/local/lib/X11 X11

I did this here, and now my fonts in FF work perfectly. I'm guessing you have same
issue with OO as well, the etc/fonts link doesn't seem to matter in this case.


--
Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

On Tue, 25 Aug 2009, Jeff wrote:

> Also have this path to X11 fonts: /usr/X11R6/share/fonts/TrueType
> 
> Is there some way to centralize all the fonts?  The contents of /PCBSD/local/etc/fonts are not TTF files.
> 
> Confusing...
> 
> --- On Tue, 8/25/09, Jeff <dejamuse at yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>       From: Jeff <dejamuse at yahoo.com>
>       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, 11:27 AM
>
>       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
> 
> 
>
>             Jeff,
>
>             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?
>             >
>             >
>             >
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