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How can I bring my linux fonts like "ani" to windo

 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:54 pm    Post subject: How can I bring my linux fonts like "ani" to windo Reply with quote

I had a rather disconcerting day today.
I had to open a document I wrote in ubuntu in windows.
Much do my disdain, the format was all jumbled, because the ani font and every other standard non-proprietary font was not installed in windows. this meant that unless I can install the fonts in windows, any time I need to transfer documents from one computer to another, I will have to re-edit the entire document to un-jumble it.
I would appreceate any help in this as I do like the open fonts, and I do have to use windows occasionaly.
Thanks in advance,
-Stu
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm afraid this is the way computers work, and have since the font technologies were being developed in the 1980s.

It's a bit like trying to visit Lincolnshire in an LPG fuelled vehicle. It might be Britain's 2nd largest county, but you need an act of genius to find somewhere to fill up.

Most open fonts are in files that can be installed on any OS.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there any place you know of where I can find these in an easy location and then install them all?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the way, I understand the philisophical problem of computers, and formats, and files, etc.
I'm looking for a practical answer at to where I can find these fonts to easily install them thanks.
If you know a location, that would be helpful.
Or a procedure.
Thanks so much
Apprecieate it.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry I haven't got time to do some proper research at the moment, but searching Google for "free fonts download" returns quite a lot of useful-looking sites. I'm sure at least one of these will contain the font you need.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 11:23 am    Post subject: Re: How can I bring my linux fonts like "ani" to w Reply with quote

Hi!

What tpe of font are we talking about here? Most recent fonts are regular True Type fonts.
Find the font files, copy them over to windows and use them...

J.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ed wrote:
Sorry I haven't got time to do some proper research at the moment, but searching Google for "free fonts download" returns quite a lot of useful-looking sites. I'm sure at least one of these will contain the font you need.

I don't generally recommend these because most free fonts are incomplete and are slightly different than same-named fonts from the original foundries. Usually the differences aren't enough for the untrained eye to see, but the missing pieces may be more problematic. The missing bits are usually less-used or rarely used, but the originals existed because someone needed them, so the problem is bound to show up somewhere.

On the other hand, you can install a free font and put it through all the paces between different machines, costing you nothing but time and effort. If it does turn out to contain everything you need, then of course it would be just fine for your purposes.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about the ubuntu repositories?
I have Ubuntu on my other partition, it is just undergoing maintenance right now, or I would be using it.
I won't be able to unzip a tarball in windows, but it is possible I could uncompress the font files in Ubuntu, and then copy them into a folder to add to the windows font folder.
Anybody know where the Ubuntu font folder is?
Or the windows one?
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