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Re: [gNewSense-users] Adding new font

From: Shyam K
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Adding new font
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2009 11:33:10 -0700
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Quoting Maruthai Karunakaran <address@hidden>:

How to add a new font information in /usr/local/......?

Though I have entered as root user and type out that command - message
displayed as permission denied

You just need to add the font to either at /home/<username>/.fonts directory to get those fonts installed locally for that user or to /usr/share/fonts/<any subdirectory> to get it installed on the whole system.
that is:
1)take a terminal , if you are using gnome, from application->accessories->terminal

2) assuming you have the desired font on home directory, you can issue the following command to copy the font to /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-tamil-fonts (on a wild assumption that you are adding a tamil font or else any other subdirectories of /usr/share/fonts/ should do

sudo cp tamil-font.ttf /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-tamil-fonts/

replacing tamil-font.ttf with your font file name;-)

3) done!;-) Almost instantly (even without a X restart, you should get those fonts listed on usual font selection utilities

4) check everything is ok.... like looking at system->preference->appearance font tab whether the font is in the list.

or else, if you are looking for font-config information, those are at /etc/fonts/conf.d/ .but anyway, thats for an advanced hack.. usually if you are using gnome you can change the font settings on system->preference->appearance and font tab inside that)

Hope this helps.

Happy Hacking
Shyam K

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