Just to let you know, I never saw your system. I am not doing that.
I just needed the name of the font-file (which you gave me), because in school
it worked somehow, but there weren't any fonts in the folder of xplanet.
Now i got everything i needed :)
Am Wednesday 26 January 2005 23:56 schrieb Randall R Schulz:
I'm glad you worked it out.
On Wednesday 26 January 2005 13:51, Thomas Wedehase wrote:
Okay, I found the problem. You won't believe it, but the font made
the problems. Xplanet could not find the font.
I took it out and it works just fine.
Could you give me the name of the file, cause I really like your
I'm a little confused about what you want. I'm using LucidaSansRegular,
as you can see from my xplanet-local script. But you've never seen a
rendering of my desktop image (I hope! -- Are you snooping around my
machine somehow? If so, you have skills! Marketable sckills, if you
catch my drift...)
Actually, I think I see now what's up. XPlanet will only use fonts from
its own fonts directory: "/usr/share/xplanet/fonts/".
On my system, that's:
% ll /usr/share/xplanet/fonts/
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 175016 2004-04-05 19:47 FreeMonoBold.ttf
-r--r--r-- 2 root root 698236 2004-07-07 16:18 LucidaSansRegular
-r--r--r-- 2 root root 698236 2004-07-07 16:18 LucidaSansRegular.ttf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 92 2004-04-05 19:47 README
What's noteworthy here are the dates. Apparently I added the LucidaSans
files (which are the same file--i.e., they're hard links). I guess I
must have done that because I didn't want to use the FreeMonoBold font
supplied with XPlanet.
What's more, I apparently appropriated that font from my Java
installation, 'cause that's the only other place that file exists on my
So it appears whatever font you want to use, you have to copy it
to /usr/share/xplanet/fonts. I believe it must be a TrueType font, but
I'm not 100% sure about that (doubtless the XPlanet documentation will
make that clear).
sels a suite of six Lucida Sans fonts for the low, low price
of $118 (US)! Linotype sells a Lucida Sans Regular for $29.
Here's a free one: <http://www.webpagepublicity.com/free-fonts-l3.html>.
You'll have to search. It's about two thirds of the way down.
(Lest there be any confusion, font names cannot be copyrighted or
trademarked--only the actual font designs themselves get any kind of
proprietary protection. Thus there can be any number of fonts out
there, both free and commercial, all named Lucida something-or-other.)
Thanks again for all your help
I appreciate it
No problemo! I please to aim.