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

Jeff dejamuse at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 25 11:44:23 PDT 2009


I made the link as you said, from FF to the system X11 directory, but FF cannot see the MS fonts which are in: /PCBSD/local/etc/fonts.  Those two directories aren't connected:

/PCBSD/local/etc/fonts

/Programs/Firefox3.5.2/lib/X11/fonts  (where X11/fonts is the system directory, linked to FF)

--- 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, 2:20 PM



Thats not the right link:

# cd /Programs/Firefox*/lib
# rm X11
# ln -s /PCBSD/local/lib/X11 X11

All the fonts are located in /PCBSD/local/lib/X11 on the system, you have to link this into the PBIs lib/ directory
so that it "shares" / uses the same fonts directory.

--
Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

On Tue, 25 Aug 2009, Jeff wrote:

> That didn't work.
> 
> I can't see how /PCBSD/local/etc/fonts  connects to  /Programs/Firefox3.5.2/lib/X11/fonts
> 
> Don't I need a link from the latter to the former?
> 
> More confusing...
> 
> --- 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, 12:15 PM
> 
> 
>
>       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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