From: Alan Horkan (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Feb 25 2002 - 11:59:23 GMT
do you know how to use CVS?
get cvs make a diff submit a patch to the developer list
the preffered diff format is:
cvs diff -c
also acceptable is
cvs diff -u
the web pages are in CVS under www.abisource.com i think
not sure though, someone on IRC irc.gnome.org #abiword might be able to
tell you for sure, or mail the developer list.
be warned, the system for handling True Type fonts in Linux is undergoing
some changes at the moment, check the recent archives for details.
On 23 Feb 2002, Roger Penn wrote:
> Thanks Anne! Finally something that almost works!
> However, while at least my fonts now show up in Abiword, and many of
> them are usable, with a large number of them, when I select the font
> from the drop-down box I get an error that says it encountered a
> premature EOF in the font metrics file and then it crashes my whole X
> Anyone have any idea why it's not generating proper .afm's from certain
> TT files? I would suspect a problem with the font file, except that the
> fonts that are causing these problems are available and work just fine
> in other X apps such as GIMP, et. al. Please, if anyone has some insight
> on this or how the ttfadmin.sh does (or doesn't do) it's thing, please
> And I agree with Anne. Who is responsible for maintaining the FAQ and
> how do we get it updated? Now, I realize the responsible parties are
> very busy, and my aim here is not to aggravate a sore spot, but since
> July 2001 how many people have wasted entire nights in frustration, as I
> have, trying to make the instructions in the FAQ work when they're not
> complete? The FAQ should really be updated! Note to responsible party
> for FAQ updating: I'll put my time where my mouth is- if I can help out
> just contact me and let me know how.
> On Tue, 2002-02-19 at 23:05, 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.
> > Enjoy!
> > Anne
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