From: Keith Powell (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Feb 23 2002 - 18:08:58 GMT
On Wednesday 20 February 2002 7:05, Anne Parker wrote:
> I came across the following fix on the Abisource developer's mailing list
> archive whilst trawling Google. The message was dated July 2001, so Lord
> only knows why they haven't updated the FAQ yet :)
> To get MS truetype fonts working in Abiword, follow the instructions in the
> FAQ (i.e. move the abiword fonts out of their folder and copy or symlink
> your MS fonts there), *then* type the following command as root:
> /usr/share/AbiWord/bin/ttfadmin.sh /usr/share/AbiWord/fonts/
> This should produce quite a few lines of console output as the shell script
> ttfadmin.sh processes the substitute fonts. Then launch AbiWord, et voila!
> Pretty truetype fonts instead of ugly Abisource Type1.
> N.B. This works for the current abiword-gtk-0.9.6...rpm version - can't
> comment on earlier ones which didn't use the abiword-fonts rpm.
Thank you, Anne, for the information.
I have tried it, but I can't get Truetype fonts installed in Abiword. When I
try to run AbiWord I get an error message that "AbiWord was not able to add
its fonts to the X font path". The script environment variable $ABISUITE_HOME
is set correctly. Removing the TrueType fonts from the AbiWord font folder
and putting the Type1 fonts back in, enables AbiWord to work correctly.
I have tried adding a TrueType line to the XF86Config file, and have also
tried madking it point to the Abiword fonts folder. Also I have tried what is
suggested in the FAQs: "Making Fonts Available To X", "Customising Fonts for
Unix in AbiWord", and "AbiWord: True Type Fonts in Linux" All with no success.
Having spent a day trying to get True Type fonts working with AbiWord and not
succeeding, I have run out of ideas to try.
Ttfadmin.sh has processed the fonts, it just seems that AbiWord can't find
Please can someone kindly tell me exactly how to do it? I have read and
re-read the Help files and FAQs, but can't find out where I am going wrong.
I am using version 0.99.2, but have also tried using 0.99.1.
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