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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Living with Linux on the Laptop: Adding Fonts

I want to be able to use our company’s standard font Optima in various documents and am struggling to figure out how to install a font. This has to be extremely easy and just something I’ve overlooked, but I’m starting to feel like a moron.

FINALLY…http://www.linux.org.mt/node/51#N10047 has details on adding fonts. The problem is that, although the fonts appear in Linux, they’re not (so far) recognized by OpenOffice. OpenOffice has some documentation on it, so we’ll see how that goes. I’ll work with it later.

Hmmm…as with Windows, reboots work wonders. According to the OpenOffice documentation, if Xwindows can see the fonts, OpenOffice should as well. That didn’t happen instantly, but following an unrelated reboot, OpenOffice is now seeing the fonts I installed per www.linux.org.

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