Missing a font
killermoehre at gmx.net
Tue Apr 21 07:52:56 CEST 2015
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Am 21. April 2015 05:12:42 MESZ, schrieb ToddAndMargo <ToddAndMargo at zoho.com>:
>On 04/20/2015 01:03 AM, Mișu Moldovan wrote:
>> On 20 April 2015 at 00:51, ToddAndMargo <ToddAndMargo at zoho.com>
>>> It is an IRS Schedule C tax form.
>>> Now this is interesting:
>>> $ fc-match 'Helvetica LT Std'
>>> DejaVuSans.ttf: "DejaVu Sans" "Book"
>>> $ rpm -qa \*msttcorefonts\*
>>> I should have the font.
>>> I will ask the distro about a font manager.
>> I think you are getting closer to what seems to be the root of the
>> problem. Your Fontconfig matches DejaVuSans for Helvetica LT Std and
>> that's not metrically compatible. It could be that Arial from the
>> corefonts package is, so install that and hopefully Fontconfig would
>> match Arial as Helvetic LT Std. If not, you could always create a
>> manual alias as explained here:
>> Font-manager would have helped you with creating an alias. Also note
>> that you could use other fonts as metric aliases for Helvetica:
>> Liberation Sans from the Liberation fonts, Free Sans from the GNU
>> FreeFont project etc.
>Thank you for helping me with this!
>$ fc-match 'Helvetica LT Std'
>DejaVuSans.ttf: "DejaVu Sans" "Book"
>$ rpm -qa \*msttcorefonts\*
>I couldn't find 'Helvetica LT Std' in any of my Windows Virtual
>Machines. So I found it on the web, ran it through Virus Total,
>and installed it manually. This was probably as bad choice
>of fonts for the IRS to have chosen. Boy do these
>forms look pretty now (the fill in portions).
>Here are my notes on how to manually install fonts in Fedora and
>Red Hat, Scientific Linux, CentOS:
>Scientific Linux 6.x: How to manually install a font(s) globally:
>Note that "#" is "root's" prompt.
>1) download the font(s) and place them in a directory inside
> Note: 'Helvetica LT Std' example:
> # cd /usr/fhare/fonts
> # mkdir "Helvetica LT Std"
> Download and unzip contents into the above directory
>2) Run "fc-cache -v" to make the system aware of the newly installed
> To force the re-generation of apparently up-to-date cache files,
> overriding the timestaMișump checking, you can issue the -f flag.
> # fc-cache -f -v
> /usr/share/fonts/Helvetica LT Std: caching, new cache contents:
>20 fonts, 0 dirs
>3) double check with fc-match:
> $ fc-match 'Helvetica LT Std'
> HelveticaLTStd-Roman.otf: "Helvetica LT Std" "Roman"
Never ever put something by hand into /usr/some/path! This place is under solely control of the package manager. If you want a system wide change, use /usr/local/some/path, because this place is safe for not being touched by the package manager. See http://www.pathname.com/fhs for more informations.
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