[OT] Installing Linux fonts

G. Wolfgang Gaich gwolfgang at gaich.de
Wed Jun 16 11:33:05 EDT 2010

Hello Richmond,

I am pleased to have helped you (is that good english?)

If you don't want that the user have to use fc-cache, you can give an 
information, that it is necessary to restart the graphical user 
interface (gnome or kde or...) after the installation of your program. A 
fc-cache is done automatically when the gui is restarted.


Am 16.06.2010 17:06, schrieb Richmond:
> 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 
> problems
> (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 
> adifferent
> password there is no way to build this into a stack.
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