How to Install Fonts?

Started by Thomas, September 06, 2010, 01:39:10 am

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Thomas

So I downloaded some Fonts, uncompressed the TAR files and copied the Font files into ~/NextLibrary/Fonts
But they do not show up in the Font Panel - not even after after a full reboot.
I checked the Font Panel from within different Apps but nothing shows up.

What's wrong? :?
NeXTcube with NeXTdimension - OPENSTEP 4.2
NeXTstation TurboColor - NeXTSTEP 3.3
NeXTstation mono

aragon

Not quite sure, since it has been a few years since I did that.

But you could check this resource:
http://nwalsh.com/comp.fonts/FAQ/cf_80.htm

Good luck!
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Thomas

Thanks for the link!

OK, ~/NextLibrary/Fonts was probably not the best folder to install new fonts so I moved them to ~/LocalLibrary/Fonts
But the fonts are still not automatically mapped.

So I searched NeXTanswers and found the folowing articles
- 1163 Installing Fonts
- 1193 Debugging Fonts

The latter article mentioned the command "buildafmdir"
So I run the command buildafmdir /LocalLibrary/Fonts manually in a shell and then the new Fonts are showing up in the Font Panel

But just copying fonts into a font folder does not work like it should  :?

Any ideas what might be wrong?
NeXTcube with NeXTdimension - OPENSTEP 4.2
NeXTstation TurboColor - NeXTSTEP 3.3
NeXTstation mono

RacerX

Why are you using ~/NextLibrary/Fonts or ~/LocalLibrary/Fonts?   :?

Fonts are intended to go into ~/Library/Fonts (unless you have multiple users on your system, then /LocalLibrary/Fonts would be an okay place). Any place else in your home directory and you are asking the system to do something it wasn't designed to do.