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jam


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PostPosted: Mon 21 May 2007, 14:16    Post_subject:  Liberation Fonts Released  

Red Hat releases Liberation fonts to replace Windows core fonts:

Article: http://applications.linux.com/applications/07/05/16/1318240.shtml

Fonts: https://www.redhat.com/promo/fonts/

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PostPosted: Mon 21 May 2007, 20:28    Post_subject:  

jam, thanks for the info!
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shankargopal

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PostPosted: Tue 22 May 2007, 00:34    Post_subject:  

How would one install these fonts on a running Puppy 2.16? Sorry for ignorance...
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PostPosted: Tue 22 May 2007, 02:26    Post_subject:  

Extract the archive (get the .tar.gz file) and place the .ttf files in /root/.fonts, then reboot.

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PostPosted: Wed 23 May 2007, 07:28    Post_subject:  

I've followed above steps and my puppy (2.16) crashed! Sad

Now, the system goes to a terminal. Nothing happens if I type:

xwin
xwin jwm
xwin starticewm
xorgwizard

After these commands, it just appears the mouse pointer on a black screen and after some time, it backs to the terminal.

I've removed the dir /root/.fonts and reboot the machine and even with that, the system were not recovered.

I was using icewm before installing these fonts.

Any clue?

Thanks in advance

kkpity

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PostPosted: Wed 23 May 2007, 12:51    Post_subject: Liberation Fonts Release  

Barry,

You covered the subject well in your Developer News area for those that do not fully grasp the significance of this fonts release and the impact it will have on the community. Up until now, after years and years of effort, there hasn't been a suitable candidate for Windows core fonts although some font sets have come very close, and I tip my hat to Red Hat for this great contribution. Unlike Lindows they have the corporate/legal strength to stand up to any legal challenge, and the global presence to stand up to these challenges world-wide.

Looking forward to having you include these fonts as defaults in the next Puppy release.

Thanks for your hard work!

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PostPosted: Wed 23 May 2007, 18:46    Post_subject:  

kkpity,

From the terminal remove the .fonts.cache-? files in your /root directory. Then restart X. This needs to be done after adding some font files.

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PostPosted: Wed 23 May 2007, 19:30    Post_subject:  

I've repeated all procedure with JB4x4 tips and it worked!

Thank you very much!

Regards,

kkpity

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PostPosted: Fri 25 May 2007, 12:38    Post_subject: Liberation Fonts Released
Sub_title: Installation of fonts
 

I extracted the fonts into /user/share/fonts/default/TTF and restarted Xserver. All seems to be well with my systems. (I have puppy installed on a USB drive and on a hard drive.) Is this a not a good place to put them? And if it is not a good place to to them why not?
No disrespect intended I just want to learn. On a Windows system I would just drop them into the Fonts folder.
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PostPosted: Sun 01 Jul 2007, 05:27    Post_subject:  

Will the next Puppy version have the Liberation Fonts installed by default?
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BigPilot

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PostPosted: Sun 01 Jul 2007, 08:03    Post_subject:  

I've just installed the liberation fonts on my 2.15CE laptop and changed the SeaMonkey browser fonts to their Liberation counterparts and the difference is dramatic. These fonts are an absolute *must* IMHO for the next release.
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PostPosted: Sun 01 Jul 2007, 08:26    Post_subject:  

I was going to post about this on Barry's blog:

Someone posted recently about enabling Hebrew/Arabic/Farsi by installing the MS Ariel fonts.

I commented that the DejaVu fonts that come with Puppy should also do the job and probably the Liberation fonts, too.

He reported that the DejaVu fonts worked (I already know they work out-of-the-box in Puppy, both for writing documents and for seeing filenames in Rox).
He also reported that the Liberation fonts did not work.

I tested them, running all three font updating commands and they do not work, neither in Hebrew, nor in Arabic, so I have no idea what kind of Unicode implementation they have. (I checked the fonts.dir and fonts.scale and they showed a unicode mode).

So it's probably not a good idea to replace the DejaVu fonts with them.

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