[Scribus] Linux Font Editor?

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer
Fri Oct 28 21:20:54 CEST 2005

Hi John,

John Jordan schrieb:
> On 28 Oct 2005, at 11:37, Tobias Hilbricht wrote:
>>Am Freitag, 28. Oktober 2005 10:26 schrieb Tobias Hilbricht:
>>>Am Donnerstag, 27. Oktober 2005 22:48 schrieb John Jordan:
>>>>But I still have a problem. The installation via Synaptic went
>>>>without error, but the fonts do not appear in any application's
>>>>font list.
>>>If I do as said above, then it works out of the box not only with
>>>TeX, but also with Scribus. Please consult the Ubuntu manual on
>>>installing packages there, but I think it will be the same there.
>>Just to come back to one of your problems concerning installation of
>>TIPA-fonts: once you have installed the fonts on Ubuntu for use with
>>Scribus for example, then take the tipa-pfbs with the corresponding
>>tipa-afms and copy them together into one directory on your Windows
>>machine. ATM should recognize them, and you can use them there as
> Synaptic did install it, or so it said. And the pfb and afm files are 
> located on the hard drive in usr/share/texm/fonts/Type1/tipa. After 
> adding this path to Scribus it now sees and can use the fonts. 
> However, they are still not listed in OpenOffice and I can't find an 
> equivalent place in OpenOffice to add the path.I thought that
> adding them via Synaptic would just make them available system-
> wide to all programs (like installing them via ATM on Windows). 
> But evidently there is something else that I have to do to make that 
> work.

Installing the TeX fonts via synaptic makes them only available to your 
TeX/LaTeX installation. You can, however, add the path in your 
fonts.config file. If you don't want to edit the file manually, Peter 
Linell has added the necessary information on how to achieve this with a 
GUI to the docs:


If you only need the fonts in OO.o, you can use spadmin (see the OO.o 
online help on this topic).



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