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Installing type1 fonts for OpenOffice on Linux

 
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jazzgossen
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2006 11:20 pm    Post subject: Installing type1 fonts for OpenOffice on Linux Reply with quote

I use Ubuntu 5.10, and I'm having problems using a bunch of type1 fonts in OpenOffice.org2. I installed the *.pfm and *.pfb files in /usr/share/fonts/type1/xxx and run mkfontdir and fc-cache. Now, the fonts show up under fonts:// in Nautilus and I can use them in other applications (such as the Gimp), but they are still not available in OpenOffice.

I also looked at the instructions at http://www.openoffice.org/FAQs/fontguide.html, but that didn't help much. I tried setting SAL_FONTPATH_PRIVATE as mentioned there. I also tried copying the font files to ~/.fonts/. They still don't show up in OpenOffice.

Any ideas?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 12:00 am    Post subject: Re: Installing type1 fonts for OpenOffice on Linux Reply with quote

jazzgossen wrote:
I also looked at the instructions at http://www.openoffice.org/FAQs/fontguide.html, but that didn't help much.

Not even where it says:

"OpenOffice.org will handle binary encoded Type1 fonts (".pfb" suffix) as well as text encoded Type1 fonts (".pfa" suffix). However, you still need to have the corresponding Adobe Font Metric file (AFM) installed."
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