[Scribus] use fonts from "Xara" in Scribus ?

Tobias Hilbricht hilbricht
Mon Oct 17 10:06:55 CEST 2005

Am Sonntag, 16. Oktober 2005 10:24 schrieb Paraplegic Racehorse:

> Speaking of loading fonts... Debian is a real pain about them 
> defoma is 
> virtually useless and apt doesn't register .deb fontpacks with
> fontconfig

Hello Paraplegic Racehorse,

defoma (short for Debian font management) is indeed a special very debianish 
thing. However, in Debian Sarge it makes fonts available to ghostscript, 
fontconfig-aware applications and defoma-aware applications at once.

Here proper Debian fontpacks such as Latin Modern get defomanized by default 
and are available for use with ghostscript and fontconfig-aware applications.

If you have problems you can defomanize manually for example a truetype font 
residing in /usr/local/share/fonts/truetype with

defoma-hints -c --no-question truetype /usr/local/share/fonts/truetype/* 
> /etc/defoma/hints/truetype.hints 

above all one line, then

defoma-font register-all /etc/defoma/hints/truetype.hints


defoma-reconfigure and xset fp rehash 

The defoma-manpages give you more detailed information. You can additionally 
install by means of fontconfig (for example via KDE control center) or 
specifically for Scribus using the Scribus fontpath dialog.

Yours sincerely

Tobias Hilbricht

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