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RE: [XaraXtreme-dev] Text rendering status
- From: Martin Wuerthner <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 03 Apr 2006 11:26:09 +0200
- Subject: RE: [XaraXtreme-dev] Text rendering status
In message <5056CBC646CB4047BB26120F4377DB719BA236@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
"Charles Moir" <CharlesM@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Yes in Ubuntu using Synaptic you can install the MS Core fonts, and it
> seems (from a few very simple tests) to use the correct MS fonts.
> What I do not understand is that opening the Fonts folder (System
> Preferences -> Font and selecting Go to font Folder) does not show the
> MS fonts in the font folder. So where on earth have they gone? Perhaps
> that isn't the font folder as it implies.
Typically, there are several font folders: system-wide fonts,
package-specific font directories (OpenOffice, Java, etc.) and there
can be user-specific fonts, too. The file /etc/fonts/fonts.conf lists
the system font path somewhere near the start. The rest of the file
defines system-wide font mappings.
You can have additional font cofiguration in the file ~/.fonts.conf
(in your home directory). I guess, your own user-specific fonts are
probably installed in ~/.fonts
> Isn't there a simple central font viewer that shows all installed
> fonts on Linux?
You can see all personal fonts and system-wide fonts by running
This shows the personal fonts first. By clicking on the "System
administration" button and entering the root password you can see the
system-wide fonts. Click on a font in the list to see a text sample.