[lug] Type1 font installation? And KWord formats

Elyse M. Grasso emgrasso at data-raptors.com
Wed May 12 13:38:00 MDT 2004

On Friday 07 May 2004 08:01 am, Elyse M. Grasso wrote:
> I own legal copies of a bunch of Adobe fonts as well as fonts from some 
> foundries. I have just noticed that they are not currently installed or 
> accessible on my current Linux laptop, and it's been a few years since I 
> loaded them all onto the previous machine. (I've also installed every font 
> package available in my distribution, and I don't think I'm seeing them 
> Is there a concise document of the steps needed to make them usable by 
> KDE, OpenOffice, and ghostscript, and any other major apps that may be 
> about using the standard font installation?
> I'm using KRUD/Fedora1, KDE (as much as possible) and OpenOffice.

> -- 
> Elyse Grasso

The answer to my original question appears to be that there is no one document 
that addresses all of the major users of fonts.

The linuxdocs how-to file apparently predates xft, so following the 
instructions there seems to make the fonts available to X and OpenOffice, but 
not to KDE and Gnome. The info on xft is not readily available by googling 
with reasonable search terms.

The info from the how-to on ghostscript does not refer to paths that are 
present in a fedora installation. Is there a way to ask ghostscript what 
fonts it knows about? What is the best way to add a new directory of fonts to 
the ones GhostScript knows about?

Elyse Grasso

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