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 2006,19:54So maybe this won't be useful to anyone. But it was to me, so I figured I'd share.
Adding new fonts to OpenOffice.org 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:
(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: < http://corefonts.sourceforge.net >. 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 2007,10:32OpenOffice will also automagically see any ttf font files you stick into /home/dsl/.fonts