Re: fonts on browser
David Kaplan <davek52 <at> gmail.com>
2010-04-02 11:03:07 GMT
To install ms fonts in Mint:
$ sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts
On Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 9:35 PM, Randy Stapilus <stapilus <at> ridenbaugh.com>wrote:
> I tried solving one font problem and ended up with a new one.
> Running Linux Mint (current edition), dual-booted with Windows XP, I
> wanted to import fonts from Windows; the lack of some comparable
> fonts are a bar to some of the desktop publishing I do. So I copied
> the fonts directory in XP (that is, windows/fonts) over to a memory
> stick, thence to the Linux side of the machine at usr/share/fonts.
> New fonts did show up (though not all, a couple I hoped for did not
> materialize) in the Open Office docs I opened.
> But, when I went to use Firefox and Galeon, no text of any sort
> showed up in the browser window - only web wage images and design.
> The problem doesn't seem to extend to other programs - the Tomboy
> notes program, for example, seems to operate as normal.
> I suppose (I hope) I can reverse this by deleting the fonts directory
> I just copied over. But I'm wondering if there's a way to get the
> fonts to work in all of these places. Or is there something about
> what I did that would cause the installation to work in OO but not in
> the browsers?
> Randy Stapilus
> Northwest politics and public affairs