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On 02/23/2013 07:40 PM, anne-ology wrote:
       Thank you for responding;
            but I haven't the foggiest idea what you've said.

       the font directory of the distro  ???   ...  AAMOF  ???

I would really enjoy getting rid of all those 'junk' fonts ... and finding then dropping in the good ones;
            but I haven't a clue as to how to so do.

ok, it's probably some simple step to locate these then drop them into whatever folder ... but 'the more I learn of these glorified typewriters, the stupider I feel' ;-) ;-) ;-)

AAMOF=as a matter of fact

You will find a bunch of directories labelled fonts. You want one that has a list of
fonts showing as subdirectories. In my distro (pclos) they're in /usr/share:

[doug@linux1 fonts]$ ls -la
total 184
drwxr-xr-x  17 root root  4096 Feb 19 00:22 ./
drwxr-xr-x 266 root root 12288 Feb 22 12:04 ../
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root 98304 Jun  8  2011 100dpi/
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 Jun  8  2011 75dpi/
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 Jun  8  2011 cyrillic/
drwxr-xr-x   4 root root  4096 Sep 22  2011 default/
drwxr-xr-x   3 root root  4096 Jun  8  2011 encodings/
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 Feb 22 12:07 java/
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root 20480 Jun  8  2011 misc/
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 Jun  8  2011 OTF/
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 Jun  8  2011 Speedo/
drwxr-xr-x   3 root root  4096 Feb 19 00:22 truetype/
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 Aug 20  2012 ttf/
drwxr-xr-x   4 root root  4096 Jun  8  2011 TTF/
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 Jun  8  2011 Type1/
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 Jun 12  2011 ubuntu/
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 Oct 16  2010 webcore/

Notice the names: three sets of true-types, a type 1, even
cyrillic, if you happen to use Russian! All of the Latin letters
can be modified with accent marks, etc. if you make a
compose key. You'll also have  some signs, like EUR, ¢, ?,
½, ¼, ß (German ess-tset) and whatever.

I thought I saw, somewhere in this thread, someone who
told where to get the Microsoft fonts--these are True-Tupe,
or ttf, and have the kind of fonts you want so as to look
professional in whatever you write.  BTW, do _not_
remove the old font directory without having one at
hand to replace it with, because if you do, there will be
absolutely _nothing_ readable in any program! As I
have said, all the programs on the system use the
fonts in that font directory. There might be one or two
exceptions, but more likely not.  You don't have to
remove the old font directory--you can just drop the
new fonts in with the old, and you'll just have a bigger
list to choose from. I dumped it, because I thought the
existing ones in Mint were basically useless.
If you have a search routine in your email, search for ms,
I think that's the abbreviation the previous poster used,
when telling how to get Microsoft fonts. They're free, you
don't have to buy them.

Hope that helps.  --doug

On Sat, Feb 23, 2013 at 6:20 PM, Doug < <>> wrote:

    On 02/23/2013 06:22 PM, anne-ology wrote:

                Then how does one get these new ones into the programs
        for use?

    As you quoted me before, you weren't reading what I said: put the
    ffonts in the font directory of your distro.  they should then be
    available for any program on the machine, including LO. That's
    just what I did on the Mint installation.  AAMOF, I deleted all
    the crap fonts that were on the machine--Liberation and a
    whole batch of Asian fonts in languages I couldn't even recognize--
    and just dumped in a whole directory of usable fonts--probably
    True-Type, supplied on another distro that wasn't so damned PC.


        On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 2:35 PM, Doug
        < <>>

        On 02/21/2013 12:30 PM, webmaster-Kracked_P_P wrote:

                On 02/21/2013 12:01 PM, Paddy Landau wrote:

                    I am wondering if Libre Office has a separate set
                    of fonts from the
                    operating system, or at least some of the fonts.

                    I'll explain my problem.

                    If I have a look at Character Map to find a
                    character that I want (let's
                    it is an aeroplane), I can find it in the Webdings
                    font (Unicode 00d2, or
                    Ò). See screenshot 1:


                    But when I use that character in Libre Office and
                    set the font to
                    it shows a different character, specifically an
                    in-box. See screenshot 2:


                    Note that not all characters do this. For example,
                    the first 52
                    (A-Z and a-z) are correct.

                    I would like to know how to solve this
                    discrepancy, so that I can search
                    characters in Character Map (or an equivalent
                    program) and then use them
                    Libre Office. (I have tried an alternative
                    program, Specimen Font Viewer,
                    and it shows the same thing as Character Map.)

                    I am using Linux Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit, fully
                    updated) with Libre Office
           (installed directly from the Libre Office

                    Thank you.

                My 12.04 shows a list of fonts at

                They are mostly "DejaVu" and "Liberation" fonts but
                there are others
                listed as well.

                I made sure the fonts listed there were also listed in
                the /.fonts/
                hidden folder.  that way I had the same fonts for all
                my packages.

                  I was recently looking at Mint, a derivative of
                Ubuntu, and I was

            appalled at the paucity of fonts. "Liberation" is ugly!
            You need to find a
            set of True-Type fonts and install them.  Then you can
            have, for example,
            Times-Roman.  And most of the odd-ball ones that you might use
            once in your life-time. I copied the entire fonts
            directory from PCLOS and
            replaced the one in Mint. But I think you can get
            True-Type from
            Microsoft, free. Not sure how you do that--Google's your


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