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       In order to avoid these nasty viruses, I tend to avoid many of these
'finds' through the search engines  ;-)

On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 2:40 PM, Virgil Arrington <>wrote:

One of my favorite free fonts is OFL Sorts Mill Goudy from http://www.** <>.
It comes in both TrueType and OpenType formats. I've found I prefer the
TrueType as it displays better on my screen. Both print very nicely.

There are other free fonts at the website that you might enjoy.

One thing I learned the hard way is that free font files sometimes come
complete with viruses, so I would be fairly careful about obtaining free
fonts online.


From: anne-ology
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 3:16 PM
To: Webmaster

Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Does Libre Office have its own

      I guess it'd be asking too much for you to share your script-fonts
with me  ;-)

      I've been missing them so ... ... ...
          you could DropBox them -

On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 1:40 PM, webmaster-Kracked_P_P <> wrote:

 I use to go online to the different free font sites [googled them]

Now I have over 14 GB worth and over 100,000 font files.  Every so often I
do some more sorting to the different style and type folders [i.e.
handwriting, holiday, etc.].  The standard Serif and San-serif fonts are
sorted by name.

There are many, many, free font sites out there.  Some better than others.
 Right now I tend to look for ones for special usage, like letters made
of bones, or rope, or look like wood.  That sort of thing, when I need
something I do not have.  I have a large collection of handwriting ones.
 Alway want to find better ones for different types of documents.  I
currently have over 10,000 handwritten, script, calligraphy, and brush

On 02/26/2013 01:41 PM, anne-ology wrote:

         and how does one acquire these nice fonts?
           I sure would like to know why the good ones seem to be
by these odd-character ones,
              which may or may not be some legitimate Asian language  ;-)

On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 6:34 PM, webmaster-Kracked_P_P <> wrote:

 I have been using Windows since Win95 days, whether I liked it or not. I

have been using Linux more than Windows since Feb 2010.

The only real problem I had with Windows and Fonts, was almost every
I installed a new packages, it seemed to want to add a set of fonts to
/fonts/ folder whether I wanted them or not. Some did not give me any
choice.  One dumped almost 120 new fonts into that folder, and it was
something I expected would have any and did not give me the option to
say I
do not want them.

Yes, LibreOffice may, with some OS version, place fonts in a folder of
their choosing and not mine or the normal place[s] where they are kept,
it is not as bad as some I have dealt with. One wanted to add over 550
fonts to my Windows font folder.  That was a vector graphic package back
the Win XP days.

What I do, when I find these other font folders, is make sure I copy the
fonts to a "storage" folder and then install them so the rest of the
packages can access them.  I did that with the LO fonts including the
DejaVu ones.

On 02/25/2013 05:40 PM, Virgil Arrington wrote:

 I should have added my caveat that I claim no computer expertise. I'm

just a weekend geek with enough knowledge to be dangerous.

When I copy fonts to my C:\Windows\Fonts folder, I get a message saying
something along the lines of "Installing ____ font" or words to that
effect. It may be (again I speak from ignorance) that copying the fonts
does the same thing as using the "official" install procedure. Windows
notorious for having a zillion different ways of accomplishing a task.

My experience has been that fonts installed in the C:\Windows\Fonts
folder are available system wide. Again, I've never had a problem
regardless of my method of installation.

However, fonts installed in other folders may only be available to
specific programs. For example, Adobe Reader comes bundled with a
couple of
really nice fonts (ex. Minion Pro), but it installs them in a subfolder
the Adobe Reader program. I've always suspected that Adobe does this on
purpose so that the fonts are available *only* to Adobe Reader and not
other programs.



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