From: Joaquin Cuenca Abela (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue May 28 2002 - 09:26:46 EDT
--- Sam Halliday <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > i can't seem to be able to just
> > > delete the ones in the
> > > distribution and replace with my own ghostscript
> > > ones....
> > Are you not able? What are your problems? I'm
> > to use truetype fonts and type 1 fonts here. I
> > concede that several can go wrong (for instance,
> > you have fonts that don't have a lowercase
> > but it's doable.
> > Can you give us more details, please?
> sure, if anyone wants me to move this discussion off
> the list... don't
> hesitate to ask... i've been told off before for
> moving things off the
> list and now i wait until somebody asks...
> what i do with a fresh install of Abiword.. is clear
> the font directory,
> and make symlinks from my ghostscript fonts to that
> directory, then i
> make symlinks from my X TTF folder to the abiword
> folder. then i delete
> fonts.* and run ttmkfdir then mkfontdir. granted i
> dont have all lower
> case... does nayoen have a script for doing that?
> the fonts all work
> fine under the X font server. oh and i also add the
> AbiWord fonts dir
> into the X font server list and restart X and the
> font server.... but i
> always get an error about cour.afm font... which is
> not surprising as
> the ttf one does not end with afm, but is called
I think abiword is not able to use your ttf fonts
because they have an uppercase extension (I just fixed
this problem with my xft patch, but I think that there
is a second assumption like this one in the code that
I've not yet fixed).
for i in *.TTF; do mv $i `echo $i | sed -e
should do the work (the script is untested, so do a
copy of your fonts before executing it!).
Joaquin Cuenca Abela
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