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    Default Recommondation for font packages to install

    There are so many font packages available, and only a small amount of them are installed by default. I was thinking of adding a few new font packages, perhaps remove some I didn't have use for.

    Could anyone recommend some good font packages available in the OpenSUSE repositories? Or perhaps font packages not in any repository.

    I have the following font packages installed:
    cantarell-fonts
    google-droid-fonts
    liberation-fonts
    dejavu-fonts
    xorg-x11-fonts
    ghostscript-fonts
    ecode-unicode-bitmap-fonts
    intlfonts-euro-bitmap-fonts
    gnu-unifont-bitmap-fonts


    My LibreOffice have a lot of foreign fonts like Arabic, Armenian and such (depicted by strange characters of the right side of the font name).
    I have no use of them, but they are not in a single font package i can remove. I was thinking of removing the following fonts from my system manually (unless someone could come with a good reason for why I should keep them).
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    12of15 Droid fonts

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    Default Re: Recommondation for font packages to install

    Quote Originally Posted by DJViking View Post
    (unless someone could come with a good reason for why I should keep them).
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    Estrangelo
    12of15 Droid fonts
    To much work for only a few MB of diskspace.

    Only thing I remember of having installed outside the defaullt: indic-fonts.
    Last edited by hcvv; 29-Mar-2014 at 10:17.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Recommondation for font packages to install

    What are the preferred (best) replacement for Monotype's Arial, Times New Roman, and Courier New.

    There are many to choose from
    liberation-fonts
    liberation2-fonts
    google-croscore-fonts
    google-arimo-fonts (Arial)
    google-tinos-fonts (Times New Roman)
    google-cousine-fonts (Courier New)

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    Default Re: Recommondation for font packages to install

    The best replacement fonts are the TeXGyre fonts which you probably have installed; you can read about them at http://www.gust.org.pl/projects/e-foundry/tex-gyre/ because the names are not obvious.

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