[OT] Installing Linux fonts

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Wed Jun 16 11:06:26 EDT 2010

On 06/13/2010 01:09 AM, G. Wolfgang Gaich wrote:
> Hello Richmond,
> I tested to use all installed fonts on Ubuntu 10.04 with rev. No problem.
> With
> set the textfont of fld "/field/" to "/fontname/"
> I can use all available fonts.
> Only the function fontnames() does not return all the fonts.
> But you can get a list of fontnames with
> put shell("fc-list") into tTempFontsList
> set the itemdel to ":"
> repeat for each line tL in tTempFontsList
>    set the itemdel to ":"
>    put item 1 of tL into tL2
>    set the itemdel to ","
>    put item 1 of tL2 & cr after tFontsList
> end repeat
> delete char -1 of tFontsList
> If you want to install a user font then copy it into 
> /home/<user>/.fonts/truetype/
> and in console type:
> >  sudo fc-cache
> Now you can use that font with rev.
Thanks Wolfgang! I just tried your recipe and it really solves all my 
(and I hope that Peter will feel that this is a suitable 'stop gap').

My only grumble is that I have to expect end-users to be proficient with
the terminal for sudo fc-cache. Unfortunately, as every end user has 
password there is no way to build this into a stack.

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