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    fonts

    If I were wanting to download a font, New Century Schoolbook, what steps to take, if possible?

    Then, how to have OpenOffice use these fonts?

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    Re: fonts

    1.Download the font you would like to have.
    2. Extract it somewhere
    3. In terminal type:
    Code:
    gksudo open nautilus
    4.(now you have two nautilus opened) copy&paste extracted files into .fonts folder
    Destination is /home/username/.fonts . It's hidden folder so you will have to make it visible (ctrl+h if I remembered correct)

    5. After you copied the stuff in there, open terminal again.
    Code:
     fc-cache -fv
    6.Done

    Hope this helps.

    Regards.
    Last edited by GreatDanton; August 2nd, 2012 at 05:07 AM. Reason: typing mistake

    I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT A QUANTAL QUETZAL IS...BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE PRETZEL AND I LIKE PRETZEL

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    Re: fonts

    Not really. I am reading online that my system should have this font. Is this a standard font?
    Can it be used with OpenOffice?

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    Re: fonts

    Quote Originally Posted by pjmlmas View Post
    Not really. I am reading online that my system should have this font. Is this a standard font?
    Can it be used with OpenOffice?
    New Century Schoolbook is not a free font.

    It comes with MS Word though, so let's say an average Windows system usually will have this font already, yes. So, maybe if you have a copy of Word lying around you could try getting the font(s) from there.

    You don't need to follow the complicated instructions that GreatDanton has given you, though; just double click on the font file and press the Install Font button.

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    Re: fonts

    Quote Originally Posted by GreatDanton View Post
    1.Download the font you would like to have.
    2. Extract it somewhere
    3. In terminal type:
    Code:
    gksudo open nautilus
    4.(now you have two nautilus opened) copy&paste extracted files into .fonts folder
    Destination is /home/username/.fonts . It's hidden folder so you will have to make it visible (ctrl+h if I remembered correct)

    5. After you copied the stuff in there, open terminal again.
    Code:
     fc-cache -fv
    6.Done

    Hope this helps.

    Regards.
    OK, this is getting me where I want to go. Step 1 to 3 works fine. Not sure by what you mean by "two nautilus opened", but I do have browser window opened and my original terminal window is still open. Yes, ctrl+h shows the hidden folders, but things break down at this point. I have a home folder, no problem there, but I am not seeing a folder with my name on it (or one with username).

    In the home folder are:
    Desktop
    .cache
    .config
    .dbus
    .gnome2
    .pulse
    .bashrc
    .profile
    .pukes-cookies

    based on the iconography, the last three look like data files and do not open. I've tried exploring the other folders, but do not see a ".fonts" folder.

    What am I missing here? I'm aboput to leave for the day, but I'll be checking tomorrow.

    Thanks for the help to this point!

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    Re: fonts

    Quote Originally Posted by clbph View Post
    I've tried exploring the other folders, but do not see a ".fonts" folder.
    I don't think it's there by default, but it's easily created:
    Code:
    mkdir .fonts
    You don't need or want to use "gksudo" or "sudo" inside your home folder.

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