[scribus] Font installation for use with OpenOffice?

Barry McKenna bmcken at pobox.com
Tue Jun 15 02:27:33 CEST 2010

with W2k/sp4:

My apologies if this has been asked and answered before, but 
I have finally realized that subscribing to the digest 
defeats the convenience of efficient searching.

I have searched the wiki, the documentation and the manual 
that I purchased, and I can find no help for this issue:

I'm using OpenOffice for the text that I write or format and 
the Get Text item to load that to Scribus. I would like to 
be able to use the additional fonts installed with Scribus 
in my OO files (so I can become more familiar with the 
different fonts you so graciously provide me).

I cannot find a way to install them in OO: the help file at 
http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Font-FAQ tells me 
to create a local.conf file in /etc/fonts/fonts.conf which 
it criptically say you can "usually find." Not only does the 
file not exist but the directory doesn't either. I have 
fonts.conf files for Gimp and Inkscape and Ghostscript but 
not for OO - that I can find searching the complete system.

So, I'd be really grateful if I can get advice on how to use 
the Scribus installed true types in my OO.

Should I just install them with the Windows font installer?
Would that redundancy break anything in Scribus (1.3.6, 

Barry McKenna

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