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1der
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2004 9:42 am    Post subject: FONTS FONTS FONTS Reply with quote

If you don't have the right font or if you just want more .... well here you go: http://grsites.com/fonts/


Sean Parsons has written an article about it and a download script to download all the fonts you will ever need.
http://thelinuxbox.org/Got_font.html

edit : fixed link - for some reason it also included an extra char at the end. anyway should work now.


Enjoy! :)


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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2004 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HA! That's great, getting them now.

Thanks a lot :D
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2004 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The article appears to be a dead link :cry:
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2004 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wouldn't using thousands of fonts slow your machine down? I know that can be a problem on a windows platform and was wondering if anyone knew if it was a problem for good 'ole Linux
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2004 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wi1d wrote:
Wouldn't using thousands of fonts slow your machine down? I know that can be a problem on a windows platform and was wondering if anyone knew if it was a problem for good 'ole Linux


Good question!!! Anyone have an answer?
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2004 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, when i had all 6800 installed in X, OpenOffice wouldn't start anymore.
and in galeon, opening the preferences tab took a while longer than usual.

bottom line is if some app access the list of fonts from X it takes about 5 seconds longer on my machine. if an app scans all fonts itself (like OpenOffice) it will probably take a minute longer or so to start or will crash.

so its probably not a good idea to really have 6800 fonts installed, but its still nice to have them. you could maybe install 200 new ones a day and then in the end or so keep the ones you like.
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2004 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had them all installed in KDE a time ago. KDE got mighty slow at boot and in general use.

Removeing them fixed it. Just select a few good ones you'd like to use.
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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2004 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boris27 wrote:
I had them all installed in KDE a time ago. KDE got mighty slow at boot and in general use.

Removeing them fixed it. Just select a few good ones you'd like to use.


Yep, did the same thing on my machine. I noticed a big difference in KDE's speed with the fonts removed. Also, pinentry-qt quit working, meaning gpg-agent was not working. I could not figure it out, but finally on a hunch, removing the fonts fixed it. All is good again.
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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2004 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this program was posted on kde-look.org as well, it appears one of the fonts is causing the crash, it happens in all programs, and even in windows... supposedly strace is able to find said font, however the output i got displayed nothing about a font causing the crash :x

if anyone can figure out which font causes this, i would be grateful if you would share the name, thanks
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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2004 2:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excuse my laziness to find one, but is there a font viewer I can use to quickly review these and pick the ones I want to install? Bonus points for a KDE app.
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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2004 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gcasillo wrote:
Excuse my laziness to find one, but is there a font viewer I can use to quickly review these and pick the ones I want to install? Bonus points for a KDE app.


you could go to the webpage http://grsites.com/fonts/ and look there, they provide an example to every font.
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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2004 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gcasillo wrote:
Excuse my laziness to find one, but is there a font viewer I can use to quickly review these and pick the ones I want to install? Bonus points for a KDE app.

Maybe you could try Opcion. No KDE app though. (it's java - no bonus points for me... :oops: )

When I found the download script some weeks ago, my system was missing some perl modules but I didn't feel like emerging those for just one script. So I took get_fonts.pl and made a get_font.py out of it. ;)
It's a quite literal translation and I'm neither perl nor python guru, but I think it should work on all gentoo systems out of the box.
Code:
#! /usr/bin/env python
# original perl script:    http://thelinuxbox.org/Got_font.html
# downloads all fonts from:    http://grsites.com/fonts/

import urllib, re, os

print 'Connecting to server...'
f = urllib.urlopen("http://www.grsites.com/fonts/")

print 'OK, processing list of files...'
for line in f:
    pagelink = re.search('<nobr>\[<a href="(.*)\.shtml">Page', line)
    if (pagelink):
        fonthash = {}
        f = urllib.urlopen("http://www.grsites.com/fonts/" \
                            + pagelink.group(1) + ".shtml")

        for line in f:
            fontlink = re.search('dir=(.*).fn=(.*)">', line)
            if (fontlink):
                dir = fontlink.group(1)
                filename = fontlink.group(2)
                fonthash[filename] = dir

        for font in fonthash.keys():
            if (os.path.isfile(font + ".ttf")):
                print 'File %s.ttf already exists... skipping' % font
                continue
            print 'Downloading ', font,
            dir = fonthash[font]
            try:
                f = urllib.urlretrieve("http://www.grsites.net/modperl/fontdownload.cgi?server=216.40.241.209&dir=%s&fn=%s" % (dir, font), font + '.ttf')
            except IOError, (errno, strerror):
                print "I/O error(%s): %s" % (errno, strerror)
            print '... OK, saved file ' + font + '.ttf'
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

great script. works fine.
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