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

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Tue Aug 25 15:44:40 PDT 2009


You may have had an older version of the TTF PBI installed, which was messed
up on 7.1.1 systems. The new version works though, and thats what counts :)


--
Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

On Tue, 25 Aug 2009, Jeff wrote:

> I was going to mention that /PCBSD/local/etc/fonts didn't have any .ttf
> files, but I forgot.
> 
> I looked in /PCBSD/local/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType and found no MS .ttf files. 
> 
> I looked in the setup shell script and saw the links to be setup, but for
> some reason that never happened when I installed the PBI.  Was it broken at
> some point?  Don't recall any errors when I did it. 
> 
> At any rate, I reinstalled the PBI and everything's fine now - what a
> difference - I can actually see things clearly now!
> 
> Thanks for the help!
> 
> --- 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, 3:10 PM
> 
> 
>
>       On my system, the only thing in /PCBSD/local/etc/fonts is a
>       bunch of .conf files:
>
>       #ls /PCBSD/local/etc/fonts
>       alias.conf         conf.d             fonts.conf.default
>       local.conf         msfonts-rules.conf
>       conf.avail         fonts.conf         fonts.dtd         
>       misc.conf
>
>       However, if we poke around /PCBSD/local/lib/X11/fonts, heres
>       what we find
>
>       # ls /PCBSD/local/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType
>       Arial.ttf     comic.ttf     courbi.ttf    fonts.dir 
>          georgiai.ttf  timesbd.ttf   trebucbd.ttf  verdanab.ttf
>       Arialbd.ttf   comicbd.ttf   couri.ttf 
>          fonts.scale   georgiaz.ttf  timesbi.ttf   trebucbi.ttf 
>       verdanai.ttf
>       Arialbi.ttf   cour.ttf      encodings.dir
>       georgia..ttf   minguni.ttf   timesi.ttf    trebucit.ttf 
>       verdanaz.ttf
>       Ariali.ttf    courbd.ttf    fonts.alias   georgiab.ttf 
>       times.ttf     trebuc.ttf    verdana.ttf   webdings.ttf
>
>       These are the real fonts, which if you symlink
>       /Programs/Firefox*/lib/X11 -> /PCBSD/local/lib/X11 to, should
>       be finding.
> 
>
>       --
>       Kris Moore
>       PC-BSD Software
>
>       On Tue, 25 Aug 2009, Jeff wrote:
>
>       > Same here, but those system fonts do not include the MS fonts
>       from the PBI which are not in that X11 system directory, but
>       rather in:
>       > /PCBSD/local/etc/fonts
>       >
>       > --- 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, 2:54 PM
>       >
>       >
>       >
>       >       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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