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Re: [opensuse] Microsoft fonts
  • From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2009 23:17:26 -0500
  • Message-id: <496C15D6.10702@xxxxxx>
On 2009/01/12 14:34 (GMT-0800) Randall R Schulz composed:

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get the Microsoft fonts on an
openSUSE 11.1 system that don't involve scripts of unknown origin, that
produce "a lot of error messages" and bypass the RPM system?

I found an RPM spec file and instructions for building a Microsoft font
RPM, but the build script requires a utility called ttmkfdir which I
cannot find.

Any suggestions?

If you already have those ttf files available somewhere, just copy them to
someplace fontconfig knows about. Among such places is ~/.fonts. No need for
a script or rpm.

Even if you don't have the ttfs readily available, you can fetch the cabs
with wget, curl or a web browser, and cabextract them to ttf files that you
can copy anyplace you please. Again, no need for a script or rpm. Fontconfig
really doesn't care how you get your ttf files. :-)
"Train a child in the way he should go, and when he
is old he will not turn from it." Proverbs 22:6 NIV

Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409

Felix Miata ***
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