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Sit Heel Speak


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PostPosted: Tue 11 Aug 2009, 01:00    Post subject:  

trio wrote:
I need to have a list of fonts' REAL NAMES not the name of the .ttf files. Can you tell me how to get this done?
Sorry, no, not in Linux. I would speculate, code to map from .ttf name to real name exists...in either libxft or libfreetype --but exactly where, or how to exploit, so far I don't have that skill.

So far, when I want to see the real name, I copy the .ttf over to a Windows machine and use Bitstream Font Navigator from Corel Draw 8 to see it.

What distro are those fonts in?
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trio


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PostPosted: Tue 11 Aug 2009, 02:10    Post subject:  

Sit Heel Speak wrote:
trio wrote:
I need to have a list of fonts' REAL NAMES not the name of the .ttf files. Can you tell me how to get this done?
Sorry, no, not in Linux. I would speculate, code to map from .ttf name to real name exists...in either libxft or libfreetype --but exactly where, or how to exploit, so far I don't have that skill.

So far, when I want to see the real name, I copy the .ttf over to a Windows machine and use Bitstream Font Navigator from Corel Draw 8 to see it.

What distro are those fonts in?


I got it, command #fc-list

Thanks anyway

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James186282


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PostPosted: Wed 01 Oct 2014, 13:44    Post subject:  

I was wondering what steps I would need to take to allow me to take some simple monospaced font, edit a few minor things (Slashed Zeros, I and 1 with more distinct differences Letter J with hats etc. All I would use this for is editing code. I played around with a font editing program "fontforge" which overwhelmed me after I changed the bitmaps. *Hinting splines etc. Maybe thats the only way to make a font work? I worked with some guys on the original Antialiasing in the early 80s but.... I don't need to have a recognizable alphabet in 2 x 2 (It IS possible btw)

Most important - Thank you very much for spelling out improving Fonts. I really enjoy seeing whats going on under the hood. pet files are great. Don't get me wrong I just like to see what the "OZ" is really doing behind the curtain. If I can add that to anyone who is reading this. Wizards are also nice. Much of the time I don't have any serious interest in how things work. I'm happy to click and await the greatness. I do think it would be a terrific plus to make a short (as possible) description of what just happened when you install a pet.

Pet copys a batch script named zarfme to /root/applications/bin and changes the path in /etc/zarf5.rc to include /root/applications/zarf
or whatever. I am a bit of an insane perfectionist about comments in code and while there are often ways to find out how something works by surfing the web I find it more pleasing to list the program and see how it works. Someday I'll have to list my menu.lst file (To boot my machine) for everyone to say "He IS insane" I think mine is up to 25k. My jwm files are getting equally huge with my comments as I try to understand what everything does.

Not everyone can change the engine in her car but a lot of people can swap the horn or put in a bigger battery. This thread is great because your the guy who CAN replace his (font) engine and its very nice that you share the info!

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