CD's and fonts....
kline at tao.thought.org
Sun Nov 11 18:38:00 PST 2007
On Mon, Nov 12, 2007 at 12:58:13AM +0100, Michael Rudolph wrote:
> On Sunday 11 November 2007 23:55:50 Gary Kline wrote:
> > After many tries , my secoond burner finally opopened a CD full
> > of hundreds of TTF fonts. I don't know how to use the graphics
> > widget to move the contents of /media/cdrom/1 to <<whereever>>
> > so that all these fonts are usable by both AbiWord and OOo-2.3.
> > (On my Ubuntu platform I used the command line to copy from
> > /cdrom/*.ttf to /usr/share/fonts/truetype/msttcorefonts/. )
> > I am using the OOo font wizard to install the few M$ free fonts,
> > but sem to be missing BASIC. [[???]]. At any rate, any tips or
> > insights would be very much appreciated here.
> > tia,
> > gary
> Hi Gary,
> as far as I know, you are using KDE, which makes things pretty easy. You
> can just use Konqueror to browse to your fonts and use the appropriate
> option in the context menu to install the selected fonts.
> If you want to do the font installation by hand, as you described, you
> have to make sure that X is aware of the directory where your font
> files reside and that the directory is properly prepared. This is best
> described in the handbook:
> I hope that helps.
Well, your handbook URL helped, :-) ... I have in bookmarked in
konq. I pointed the browser at the CDROM but there were too many
files--hundred--and the browser choked. I'm not sure if I can
do a CLI cp -rp from the disk, so I'm **trying** to figure out
how to use these GUI tools. If you , or anyone else, would be so
kind as too explain how to copy one file or multiple files or a
directory and its subdirectories from (say) /media/cdrom/1 to
/usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType, I would be much obliged.
Typing a single string in an xterm seems lots easier than
doing it by file-manager. ...
Gary Kline kline at thought.org www.thought.org Public Service Unix
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