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    Default My fonts are completely broken, HELP!!

    Hi There,

    I was following this tutorial:

    https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:TrueType

    And grabbed all the fonts from Windows 8.1 inside "C : \Windows\Fonts"

    And dragged them into /usr/share/fonts/truetype

    Then I ran the command

    su -c "fonts-config --verbose"

    And the terminal spit out hundreds and hundreds of assorted errors. After it finished when I launch Firefox or Chrome all the fonts are completely screwed up look like little squares and shapes and I cannot read anything.

    Please help me to restore my fonts to the way they are supposed to be.

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    Default Re: My fonts are completely broken, HELP!!

    Remove all those cruddy MS font's you added
    Hopefully you kept them all in a folder of their own
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    Actually no, the tutorial did not say to place them in a subfolder so I just dumped them in the directory.

    If somebody could do me a favor and take their "truetype fonts" folder and compress it into a rar or zip file so that I could download it that would really help me out so that I dont have to reinstall the entire OpenSuse again.

    It is disturbing to me that an OFFICIAL tutorial from https://en.opensuse.org/ would actually contain instructions that will bork a person's system.

    I can understand some punk kid troll giving bad advice like that out of malice but to see something like this on the OFFICIAL website makes me wonder how I can contact them (the ones who maintain the WiKi) to have this tutorial revised before other people also screw up their fonts the way I did.

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    EDIT: Oh wait, I see that I can edit the WiKi myself so I added a sentence at the end warning future users to make a backup of the folder to prevent a catastrophe like mine. Now sadly looks like I will have to waste 2 hours of my time re-installing and waste the bandwidth of the OpenSuse server downloading all the updates once again at the end of the install. Not a happy camper, am I.

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    Default Re: My fonts are completely broken, HELP!!

    On 2014-12-20 03:46, fc321 wrote:

    > And the terminal spit out hundreds and hundreds of assorted errors.


    And you did not copy down those errors?


    > Please help me to restore my fonts to the way they are supposed to be.


    You probably just need to remove the fonts you added. Surely you can
    identify them. If not... try this.

    change to the /usr/share/fonts/truetype dirctory, and run this or a variant:

    Code:
    rpm -qf *
    Those files that say don't belong to any packages, are the ones you
    copied. You probably have to delete them, then inform the system to
    rebuild the font tables (I think).

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    Default Re: My fonts are completely broken, HELP!!

    If you're using KDE, you could see if the system fonts were changed. Click the Kickoff Application Launcher, then Configure Desktop, then Application Appearance, then Fonts. Default settings are Sans serif, with Monospace for fixed width. HTH.
    Howard

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    Default Re: My fonts are completely broken, HELP!!

    Quote Originally Posted by fc321 View Post
    Actually no, the tutorial did not say to place them in a subfolder so I just dumped them in the directory.

    If somebody could do me a favor and take their "truetype fonts" folder and compress it into a rar or zip file so that I could download it that would really help me out so that I dont have to reinstall the entire OpenSuse again.

    It is disturbing to me that an OFFICIAL tutorial from https://en.opensuse.org/ would actually contain instructions that will bork a person's system.

    I can understand some punk kid troll giving bad advice like that out of malice but to see something like this on the OFFICIAL website makes me wonder how I can contact them (the ones who maintain the WiKi) to have this tutorial revised before other people also screw up their fonts the way I did.
    I'm preparing an archive for you
    Actually I have seen this too with Windows 8 fonts, the result is different with XP or 7 fonts. But I leave well alone now.
    It will be a few mins before I can post the link to the file
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    Default Re: My fonts are completely broken, HELP!!

    Here you are
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...ruetype.tar.gz

    I think I have Ubuntu fonts in there too
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    Are there any reasons not to just dump "non-system" fonts under user account? in a ".fonts" folder? Is what I did with my Windows and other fonts. Can see an issue when more than one user want same fonts but for single user it should be ok or preferable?

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    Default Re: My fonts are completely broken, HELP!!

    On 2014-12-20 06:36, caf4926 wrote:
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    > Here you are
    > https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...ruetype.tar.gz
    >
    > I think I have Ubuntu fonts in there too


    I have not looked at your archive, so I could be wrong; but as a general
    advice, be careful with the license of the fonts you publish in a forum ;-)

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