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Font Manager /Installer

Postby icemenz on Sat Jul 14, 2007 9:46 am

Hi
Newbie alert I am afraid.

I have come over from the darkside and tried half a dozen "beginner" distributions before coming to Mint, which did exactly the job I wanted, with a pleasant look and a logical outlook to Video's and plug ins etc.

The one thing I can not find which was in other distos was a Font Installer which could be used without resorting to the command line.

Is it there and I missed it or I am I losing the plot completely.

Thanks for reading.

Cheers

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Re: Font Manager /Installer

Postby scorp123 on Sat Jul 14, 2007 10:51 am

icemenz wrote: The one thing I can not find which was in other distos was a Font Installer
I have the standard GNOME here so for me this would be:

System > Preferences > Font ... click on that one
... a new window opens
... Click on "Details ..."
... another new window opens
... Click on "Go to Fonts Folder"
... Voila, you're there. Now simply drag & drop any font you want to have installed into this location.

A quicker way to get there: Open the file manager "Nautilus" (e.g. "Places > Home Folder" from the menu -- again sorry, I got a standard GNOME here), and then in its menu bar there is a "Go ..." menu (File | Edit | View | Go | Bookmarks | Help ), so you click on that one and pick "Location ..." -- type "fonts:/" and voila, you're in the system fonts folder again and can drag & drop your collection of TrueType fonts in there.

Sorry if this sounds complicated ... there probably is an easier way, it's only I don't know it (yet). :D
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Postby icemenz on Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:13 pm

Hi Scorp123

Many thanks - its always the button at the bottom!


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Postby scorp123 on Sat Jul 14, 2007 1:14 pm

icemenz wrote: Many thanks - its always the button at the bottom!
... upper left in my case :wink:
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