[OT] Installing Linux fonts

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Sun Jun 13 15:37:02 EDT 2010


On 06/13/2010 12:18 PM, Peter Alcibiades wrote:
> Can you imagine finding these directions on how to use installed fonts on a
> Python mailing list?  Its simply ridiculous.  Rev needs to make the fonts
> work on Rev like they do on all other applications. Or stop selling the
> thing!
>
> There are in excess of 20k packages in the Debian repositories.  None of
> them, none, have problems recognizing installed fonts.  If you are a systems
> programmer and writing programs that cannot manage fonts properly in the OS
> for which you are writing, its time to stop.  Take up carpentry, or
> plumbing.
>    

Um . . . I have a feeling writing vitriolic stuff like this may have a 
negative
effect (I speak from experience).

Now; Runrev have been trying to be 'all things to all men' and because of
that have fallen short with Linux fonts . . . well Wolfgang's method 
will suffice
until things get sorted out by RunRev.

Oh, by-ther-way, I don't know why carpentry or plumbing should be seen as
somehow inferior to computer programming: having successfully botched
loads of woodwork projects and done some fairly awful plumbing in my time
I will always respect Carpenters and Plumbers. At least with RunRev 
programming
there is no risk of burst pipes; just spent about 3 weekends replacing 
toilets, sink
U-bends and so on in our country cottage as they all bust during the 
freeze last winter
because I had put them in so badly the first time . . .  :)

And the lesson of my story is: if you are as bad a plumber as Richmond; 
take up
RunRev programming instead!!!!!



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