Fonts don't work!?

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hooff73
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Fonts don't work!?

Post by hooff73 »

I am using Mint 10 and tried to install fonts (Georgia/Tahoma/Verdana) as follows:

gksu nautilus

I copied the fonts to usr/local/share/fonts

sudo fc-cache -fv

but when I want to change system font to one of the three fonts mentioned I get blocks instead of letters!? Is there somebody who knows what went wrong?

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Re: Fonts don't work!?

Post by zerozero »

the correct path for system-wide fonts is usr/share/fonts
give that a try.
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Re: Fonts don't work!?

Post by hooff73 »

Thank you for your reply but it does not work.

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Re: Fonts don't work!?

Post by zerozero »

are you sure the files are not corrupted? how do you get those fonts? did they come compressed? what exactly are you transferring to /share/fonts (a file? a folder? )
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Re: Fonts don't work!?

Post by hooff73 »

I got the fonts from a windows xp pc with no such problems. I just copied all the font files (10 in total).

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Re: Fonts don't work!?

Post by zerozero »

ah in that case is much easier to install the pkg ttf-mscorefonts-installer (look for it in synaptic)
This package allows for easy installation of the Microsoft True Type
Core Fonts for the Web including:

Andale Mono
Arial Black
Arial (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
Comic Sans MS (Bold)
Courier New (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
Georgia (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
Impact
Times New Roman (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
Trebuchet (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
Verdana (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
Webdings

You will need an Internet connection to download these fonts if you
don't already have them.
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Re: Fonts don't work!?

Post by spiffin »

OK, I've downloaded the core fonts package, but I don't know where it now is, and I don't know how to get Thunderbird to recognise these fonts. Help, please !

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