[K12OSN] package request: msttcorefonts

anthony baldwin anthonybaldwin at snet.net
Fri Jun 11 10:07:02 UTC 2004

Eric Harrison wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Jun 2004, Les Mikesell wrote:
>>In the next release could the clever "get.package" method be
>>used to allow installing the fonts Microsoft once released
>>using the technique at: http://corefonts.sourceforge.net/?
>>(It's basically a .spec file that builds your own RPM by
>>getting the fonts in the .exe file that can be redistributed
>>and extracting them locally).  I've noticed some web sites look
>>a lot better with these installed.
> Yeah, that would be easy to do. Perhaps I should say it *was*
> easy to do, I already build a K12LTSP 4.1 version to test it out.
> I'll try to get K12LTSP 3.1 & 4.0 packages built tonight, time
> permitting.
> -Eric
Would doing this make those fonts available to the Gimp?  I have 
difficulty installing new fonts for Gimp, although I have hundreds of 
groovy fonts working in OOo, KWord, Abi, et al.  I would like those 
groovy fonts available for the Gimp, but when I tried to make it so, 
before, I somehow hosed the fontserver and had to undo my work, if you 
all recall.  I had followed directions on an aged howto I found.


Anthony Baldwin
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