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

Jeff dejamuse at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 25 11:47:03 PDT 2009


At one point I had a font manager app, but I can't find it anymore, though it wasn't very good anyway.  Maybe it was an app I had installed myself, perhaps in KDE3 - can't recall.  There are some listed with KDE but they're not KDE4 yet.

--- On Tue, 8/25/09, Fabrizio Parrella <fabrizio at bibivu.com> wrote:

From: Fabrizio Parrella <fabrizio at bibivu.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, 2:41 PM




  
well, can we do this by default on may of the new PBIs ?



maybe even copy the fonts from those PBIs to the system folder when not
already there.  I think that it will increase the user experience A
LOT, as currently I am having very similar issues with fonts that do
not always show to everybody.



Fabry



Kris Moore wrote:


  

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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