[scribus] Font installation for use with OpenOffice?

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 15 03:09:16 CEST 2010

On 06/14/2010 08:27 PM, Barry McKenna wrote:
> 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, currently)?

This is a matter of OO finding the fonts, not Scribus sending fonts to 
it, so it's a matter of the system (in your case, Windows, I guess) 
finding these extra fonts. So yes, use Windows to locate these fonts, 
and they should be included.


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