[scribus] Missing Font(s)

Peter Nermander peter at nermander.se
Wed Jun 29 05:11:27 UTC 2011

> If a font is "installed", then it's installed.  Period.  Scribus should recognize it and be able to use it.

What does "installed" mean? Located somewhere in the file system?
Indexed by some kind of font managing system?

In Windows a font is installed when is is given a registry entry, then
all applications can access the font throught the operating systems
mechanism to get access to fonts.

But under Linux there is not such this as "THE operating systems
mechanism", there are several different such mechanism and different
applications use different mechanisms.

Scribus relies on direct access to the font files to be able to assess
them and keep its own index of fonts. This means Scribus must be given
the path to where the font files reside. Then Scribus can use them,
even if they are not "installed". This means Scribus can access fonts
on a network share, a removable disk (USB thumb?) etc. And that is
certainly a feature (no need to clog your operating system with
thousands of fonts you only use in Scribus).


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