adding True Type fonts to OO

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    stuartmitch

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    Hi,

    Am playing with my wife's lovely new Aspire today but can't seem to add in all the TTFs she needs. I zipped them from my home PC onto a USB stick and uncompressed them on the Aspire (boy, was I amazed when it offered to unzip them to the fonts folder... been working with Windows FAR too long!) but can't see them in Writer.

    I found some information online about the spadmin application but don't know how to run it. I am a complete Windows head so am baffled.

    Can someone write me a quick idiots guide please?

    Much appreciated. :)
     
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    Hi jeromlenz,

    Many thanks for the instructions, that worked perfectly first time. One of the reasons I took the plunge on the Acer was because I found this forum which seemed to be full of helpful (and tolerant of first-time Linux users! :oops: ) people. You haven't let me down.

    Happy Aspiring. :lol:
     
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    [TO DO!]adding True Type fonts to OO(MS Office compatible)

    Hi, thanks!
    I'm glad it worked and always happy to help when I know the answer or part of it.
    (also tried Linux not so long ago and still learning!... ;-)
    Cheers,
    J.

    PS: True Type fonts should be installed by default to be able to see all MS documents indeed,
    the "howtoforge.org" site and "perfect desktop" series give great advice! :)

    I like this one also for clearer system fonts as in windowsXP - for the Gnome/Ubuntu users:
    http://howtoforge.com/sharp_fonts_gnome
    (Didn't try on the AAOne/Linpus - should be possible as well.)
     
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    ...there's also a different solution.
    1) create a hidden folder named ".fonts" (the dot is important!) in your home directory.
    => file menager, ctrl+h to see hidden folders and create a new one.
    2) copy your ttf font(s) inside this new directory.
    3) from a root terminal (for root terminal ALT+F2 and type "sudo terminal") type "fc-cache -f -v".

    taht's all

    ...anyway, nice tip jeromlenz
     
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