[scribus] Font installation for use with OpenOffice?

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer at gmx.de
Tue Jun 15 03:12:41 CEST 2010

Am Dienstag, 15. Juni 2010 02:27:33 schrieb Barry McKenna:
> 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.

This directory doesn't exist on Windows, and the information is (was?) only 
relevant for Unix-like systems.

> 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,
> currently)?

As far as I know, Scribus installs the fonts in the Windows font directory, so 
they should be available in other programs, too.



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