[Scribus] Fonts on Debian (was Re: use fonts from "Xara" in Scribus ?)

Paraplegic Racehorse paraplegic_racehorse
Mon Oct 17 23:05:35 CEST 2005

Tobias Hilbricht wrote:

>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.
Ah. Having just checked in OpenOffice Writer, you are correct (was
trying to get font recognized in Scribus and failed to actually check
availability in anything elese.) So it is somehow a Scribus issue.

e.g. When I "apt-get install ttf-larabie-straight" the font is installed
and configured correctly. So, when I select a font in OpenOffice or some
other app, I see a great long list of fonts that were installed via apt.

Scribus does not find these same fonts, yet Scribus uses fontconfig to
build its font list, yes? So, why can it not find all my fonts?

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