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

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Tue Aug 25 11:54:13 PDT 2009



Here's what I have for FF, and it works just fine:

# ls -al /Programs/Firefox3.5.2/lib/X11
lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  20 Aug 25 12:11 /Programs/Firefox3.5.2/lib/X11 -> /PCBSD/local/lib/X11

When I start firefox and go to edit -> preferences -> content, and look at fonts, all my system fonts now show up.

--
Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

On Tue, 25 Aug 2009, Jeff wrote:

> 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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