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    Default how to use windows fonts?

    hi guys,

    I need some windows fonts for the encoding in my country websites, like arial, tahoma, verdana and times.
    I installed fetchmsttfonts, but there're no these fonts.
    So even when I copy these fonts from /windows/fonts to /usr/share/fonts/truetype, they still not work. They're not in Font Management. Even when I use Font Management to add these fonts files, it said these fonts are not fonts type.

    Thanks for ur helps!

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    Default Re: how to use windows fonts?

    Open Yast > Software management
    And just see if it doesn't drag in any packages/updates automatically. Then apply them
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    Default Re: how to use windows fonts?

    Quote Originally Posted by n00bvn View Post
    So even when I copy these fonts from /windows/fonts to /usr/share/fonts/truetype, they still not work. They're not in Font Management. Even when I use Font Management to add these fonts files, it said these fonts are not fonts type.
    Hi
    They need to have the extension ttf? If so, you need to update the fonts cache, as root user run;
    Code:
    SuSEconfig --module fonts
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    Also, for at least my own user, I've just dropped these in the ~/.fonts
    directory (~ indicates the current user's home directory, in case that
    is not known). Works like a charm with .rtf files, though mine are not
    from windoze.

    Good luck.
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    Default Re: how to use windows fonts?

    Quote Originally Posted by n00bvn View Post
    I need some windows fonts for the encoding in my country websites, like arial, tahoma, verdana and times.
    I installed fetchmsttfonts, but there're no these fonts.
    Just for the heck of it, I installed "fetchmsttfonts" in Yast software management. It automatically also installed a tool for extracting fonts from windows cab files. The, after installation, it went out and download the fonts and installed them.

    Reloading the opensuse forum page (actually the "new posts" page) in firefox, I see that it now looks different. It must be using the new fonts. I think I preferred to previous version of that forum page.
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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    They need to have the extension ttf? If so, you need to update the fonts cache, as root user run;
    Code:
    SuSEconfig --module fonts
    After I did like you said, yes they now appear on Font Management, but cannot read or preview like others. That's why when I open browser, all texts go crazy, so I've to re-delete.


    Open Yast > Software management
    And just see if it doesn't drag in any packages/updates automatically. Then apply them

    U mean to re-config fonts like above, right?


    Also, for at least my own user, I've just dropped these in the ~/.fonts
    directory (~ indicates the current user's home directory, in case that
    is not known). Works like a charm with .rtf files, though mine are not
    from windoze.

    Not work for me. When I try to copy these .ttf files to ~/.fonts, dolphin says "Cannot read"

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    Default Re: how to use windows fonts?

    Another option
    Copy your windows fonts folder
    rename in win_fonts
    copy it to /usr/share/fonts
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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Another option
    Copy your windows fonts folder
    rename in win_fonts
    copy it to /usr/share/fonts
    still not work. like i said above, fonts appear in Font Management, but cannot read or preview. that's why after configuring fonts, browser cannot show these fonts.

    anyway, i found out msttcorefonts, but there's no package avaiable for OpenSUSE. So can I use the lastest one from Microsoft's TrueType core fonts on rpm based systems ?

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    OMG, i got it.
    I downloaded the lastest .exe files from sourceforge (link above) then use cabextract to get .ttf fonts. now everything is good.

    thanks guys!

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    Default Re: how to use windows fonts?

    There was a bug in the KDE Live CD which meant that one of the folders needed was not created - see https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=777151.

    If the folder /etc/sysconfig/proxy is missing, simply create it and run the fetchmsttfonts script again and they should be installed successfully.

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