How-To: Install Fonts for OpenOffice

Forum: DSL Tips and Tricks
Topic: How-To: Install Fonts for OpenOffice
started by: tef

Posted by tef on Nov. 16 2006,19:54
So maybe this won't be useful to anyone. But it was to me, so I figured I'd share.

Adding new fonts to on DSL, it turns out, is very easy. The .uci is non-writable, so the canonical (system-wide) destination for fonts is unavailable. Instead, just:

Code Sample
mkdir ~/.openoffice.org2/user/fonts
cp MYFONTFILES.ttf ~/.openoffice.org2/user/fonts

(where, of course, MYFONTFILES.ttf is replaced with the fonts you obtained elsewhere)

These fonts are not available (necessarily) for any other DSL app: just OpenOffice. But that's where I wanted them!

Incidentally, if you're looking for fonts, some standards were released by Microsoft some time ago under a license which permits them to be distributed unaltered (i.e., you have to do the dirty work of extracting them). You can find them at: < >. The "cabextract" software is very easy to use. Pull out all the .ttf and .TTF files and you're good to go!

Thanks to everyone working on DSL. I'm preparing a remaster for some non-computer-savvy friends who need a (relatively) bullet-proof/child-proof/virus-proof OS to run on cheap hardware. A web-browsing / word-processing appliance, mainly.

Posted by scot on Jan. 16 2007,10:32
OpenOffice will also automagically see any ttf font files you stick into /home/dsl/.fonts
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