Unicode font installation on Linux

Mark Schonewille m.schonewille at economy-x-talk.com
Mon Nov 24 06:14:32 EST 2008

Hi Peter,

Thank you so much for your reply. The problem is not, however, that  
fonts aren't displayed correctly. Well, actually, some of the fonts  
that are installed in the original Linux distribution are displayed  
incorrectly, but that's not my main point here. I want to know what my  
own fonts look like in Revolution while running in Linux, but I can't  
get them recognised by Revolution.

I believe I'm using Ubunty 6.7. I will be upgrading to 8 very soon.  
You can read in my previous post how I installed the fonts.

Best regards,

Mark Schonewille

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On 24 nov 2008, at 08:36, Peter Alcibiades wrote:

> I used to have this problem on Debian Lenny on versions before 3.0.
> Revolution, and only Rev, would simply fail to see most of the  
> installed
> fonts. Most means it would see 10 or 15 out of a couple of hundred.  
> There
> was also a problem that even in the ten or so fonts it could see, it  
> would
> not use sizes outside certain ranges.  If for instance you selected  
> Arial, a
> font it would use, in a size greater than about 24 (don't recall the  
> exact
> size any more) it would revert to 10 (or something similarly  
> small).  Rev
> never seems to have been able to reproduce this, and now, without them
> apparently having done anything, in 3.0 all the fonts seem to be  
> visible AND
> you can take any size you want. I haven't done an exhaustive check  
> of all
> installed fonts, but this is my impression based on a few spot  
> checks of
> fairly obscure ones.  On Mandriva 2008 all the fonts displayed  
> properly in
> all sizes all along.  I never figured out why.
> There is still an issue, which is probably a Linux problem and not a  
> rev
> problem, that the proportions of the fonts and the other elements  
> are not
> preserved across distributions.  On Mandriva, for instance, a label  
> may not
> exactly fit into a box which it does fit into in Debian.  You just  
> have to
> check, or if unable to check, allow generous spacing around text  
> elements.
> What is the distribution, and how are you installing them?

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