Re: Linux - Adding Abiword fonts to font path

From: Bernard Lambey (
Date: Thu May 09 2002 - 02:16:13 EDT

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    Jeudi 9 Mai 2002 01:46, Jason Wallwork écrivait :
    >>On Wed, 2002-05-08 at 05:00, Bernard Lambey wrote:
    >> Hi Jason,
    >> If you have a PC (for Mac I Don't know...) I prefer the solution
    >> to use the Windows/TTF fonts by import on AbiW. The results
    >> are excellent on all versions up to 0.99.5 (the last I installed).
    >> Bernard
    > How do you do it? Do you have a URL you can refer me to?
    > Jason Wallwork
    Its very simple for a PC, but for a Mac, I don't know ...
    In order to substitute the Windows-ttf fonts to original AW fonts,
    there are some things to do in a definite order :

    1) Verify you have "ttftool and "" in the AW binary principal
         directory (for me it is : "/usr/local/bin") where is the wrapper "abiword",
         else, find them to place here.
    2) Verify you have "ttmkfdir" in /usr/bin, else, find them to place here.
    3) go to directory where are Abi's fonts.
         ( for me the directory is " /usr/local/share/AbiSuite/fonts " )
    4) rename that "fonts" dir in "OldFonts".
    5) create a new dir "fonts"
    6) copy-paste the ".../windows/system/fonts" to dir "fonts"
    7) remain in "fonts", and in a console, as "root", run the commands :
         << ...../fonts# ttmkfdir -o fonts.scale >>
         << ...../fonts# mkfontdir >>
         (to obtain here, in "fonts", the both files : "fonts.scale" and "fonts.dir")
    8) return to binary AbiWord dir, where must be (important) "ttftool"  
        and execute: << ...../bin#  /usr/local/share/AbiSuite/fonts >>
        ...and it is finished for a PC.
    When you will launch AbiWord, the next time, you will have all the
    good « ttf fonts » used by Windows...

    I hope you will be able to use that with your Mac
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