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    When installing OpenSUSE 11.4 32 bits (NET-installation) no MS True Type Fonts were installed during the additional online update. They weren't just there. So for instance LibreOffice is unusable for me. How do I still get them? Thanks for your help in advance.

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    When installing OpenSUSE 11.4 32 bits (NET-installation) no MS True Type Fonts were installed during the additional online update. They weren't just there. So for instance LibreOffice is unusable for me. How do I still get them? Thanks for your help in advance.
    Are you dual booting with Windows or have access to a Windows machine? In a dual boot setup and if you have mounted the Windows NTFS partition, then in KDE:

    menu / Personnel Settings / System Administration Grouping / Font Installer / Press Add and navigate to /Windows/C/Windows/fonts and add as many fonts from Windows as you like. It would seem that you must enter the root user password for every single font you install, so make it easy on yourself. You then can specify if these fonts belong to the system or just you as a single user. I normally say system, but it only matters if this is a multiuser machine.

    I just checked the Font folder in Windows 7 and it is about 385 MB is size, meaning you could make a data disk and copy these fonts to a CD and install them from a CD in openSUSE if you were not dual booting with Windows. As for the Microsoft fonts, the clue word here is Microsoft's fonts. You normally must buy Windows to get those fonts and they don't normally come with a free copy of openSUSE. Now I did not say you can't find True Type fonts anywhere, but openSUSE does not come with the ones that normally come with Windows.

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    Hi,

    If i am not mistaken, there is a package named fetchmsttcorefonts , i am sorry, i am not on my computer right now to give you an exact answer, but i think this is the package u need.

    Hope i helped,

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    Default Re: No MS Fonts in OpenSUSE 11.4

    Quote Originally Posted by darkdawn View Post
    Hi,

    If i am not mistaken, there is a package named fetchmsttcorefonts , i am sorry, i am not on my computer right now to give you an exact answer, but i think this is the package u need.

    Hope i helped,
    It is there now
    Wasn't earlier
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    Default Re: No MS Fonts in OpenSUSE 11.4

    On 03/14/2011 02:36 AM, wfranssen wrote:
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    > When installing OpenSUSE 11.4 32 bits (NET-installation) no MS True Type
    > Fonts were installed during the additional online update. They weren't
    > just there. So for instance LibreOffice is unusable for me. How do I
    > still get them? Thanks for your help in advance.


    do you have the update repo enabled and refreshed?

    i ask, because i was thinking the first time you connect to it the
    package named 'fetchmsttfonts' is checked for install by default, and
    they automatically flow to your system and are "just there"..

    if it was not, then either you unchecked them for install OR something
    is wrong with your install media..

    try a search in YaST for fetchmsttfonts, it should be there (if you
    are subscribed to update)

    let us know how you get on..

    now, of course that won't give you every ms true type font, just the
    ones they released as freeware
    <http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:TrueType>.....the friend from Austin has
    already told you how to 'borrow' others (that you have paid for) for
    use in openSUSE..

    additionally, there are other free true type font available via yast
    (just search on 'truetype')..

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    Default Re: No MS Fonts in OpenSUSE 11.4

    msfonts
    has not been fetched automatically for me in 11.4

    This is different from 11.3

    I don't want them anyway
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    Default Re: No MS Fonts in OpenSUSE 11.4

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    On 03/14/2011 02:36 AM, wfranssen wrote:
    >
    > When installing OpenSUSE 11.4 32 bits (NET-installation) no MS True Type
    > Fonts were installed during the additional online update. They weren't
    > just there. So for instance LibreOffice is unusable for me. How do I
    > still get them? Thanks for your help in advance.


    do you have the update repo enabled and refreshed?

    i ask, because i was thinking the first time you connect to it the
    package named 'fetchmsttfonts' is checked for install by default, and
    they automatically flow to your system and are "just there"..

    if it was not, then either you unchecked them for install OR something
    is wrong with your install media..

    try a search in YaST for fetchmsttfonts, it should be there (if you
    are subscribed to update)

    let us know how you get on..

    now, of course that won't give you every ms true type font, just the
    ones they released as freeware
    <http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:TrueType>.....the friend from Austin has
    already told you how to 'borrow' others (that you have paid for) for
    use in openSUSE..

    additionally, there are other free true type font available via yast
    (just search on 'truetype')..

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    to undo the problems caused by not." DD 23 Jan 11
    no MS True Type

    Thanks to all of you. I do have a dual boot with Windows and I know the option of installing the ms fonts via KDE system properties. After installation the suse/update/repo was refreshed. But I considered it weird not having a automatically install of the ms true type fonts. Well, now I did install the package fetchmsttfonts and everything is fine now. And I leraned something that can be handy to me in the future. Again: thanks.

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    Default Re: No MS Fonts in OpenSUSE 11.4

    On 03/15/2011 04:36 AM, wfranssen wrote:
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    > Well, now I did install the package fetchmsttfonts and everything is
    > fine now. And I leraned something that can be handy to me in the future.
    > Again: thanks.


    i noticed that someone said (after i posted mine above) in a different
    forum something like "fetchmsttfonts is there _now_" like maybe it got
    lost for a while in the recently completed shuffle of stuff in
    packman..(or update, i don't remember)

    anyway, happy you got what you need...and, hope all will receive the
    free fonts automatically...

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    Default Re: No MS Fonts in OpenSUSE 11.4

    I found the package "fetchmsttfonts" from the openSUSE Update repo when using Yast>Software>Online Update or Software Management, as Kpackagekit's updater applet is broken here since the first 11.4 update. It successfully downloads and installs the core MS TT fonts.

    This is not packman related, other than Kpackagekit was dealing with packman updates when it broke.

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    Default Re: No MS Fonts in OpenSUSE 11.4

    On 03/15/2011 11:36 AM, consused wrote:
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    > Kpackagekit's updater applet is broken
    >


    see, there is another thing (stuck in 11.3 by choice) i didn't even
    know 'they' had "innovated" openSUSE into Kpackagekit...

    i may never go to 11.4 if it is not possible to use the most reliable
    part of openSUSE--YaST

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    to undo the problems caused by not." DD 23 Jan 11

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