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Fonts in Ubuntu 18.10

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rc

Hello,

I’m running OM 6.14.1 from the OM_6.14.tar.bz2 on Ubuntu 18.10. All fonts are on the resources/fonts/linux/ folder but it seems that OM can’t find them (see attached). How can I force OM to use those fonts?

Best regards,
RC

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January 30, 2019 at 23:43 #29052
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anders

Hi RC.

The most standard way would be to copy the various fonts from the resources/fonts/linux/ folder to wherever your system looks for fonts, typically /usr/share/fonts/*.

I think (don’t use Ubuntu myself…) also you can place them inside a ~/.fonts/ folder in your home directory.

Or else use a font manager app, ie. font-manager.

-anders

January 31, 2019 at 00:17 #29055
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rc

Thanks Anders for the quick reply!

Indeed that works but with sudo. I was wondering if there’s a way to tell OM to use fonts from a specific location during startup, maybe with a flag or similar…

Best regards,
RC

January 31, 2019 at 06:35 #29056
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anders

No need to sudo if you install (or just symlink) inside ~/.fonts/

OM utilises the underlying lispworks/capi/gp system to allocate font resources across platforms. I’m not aware of any general way to customize this using env vars or similar.

January 31, 2019 at 09:52 #29060

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