Joined: April 2004
||Posted: May 20 2008,12:28
Hi all remasteringfans and the rest of the DSL community!
An idea just struck me when I was writing in openoffice (using the new DSL 4.4RC1 "out of the box") and changed a while to browsing the web (read checking out the DSL forum) and saw the fonts used by firefox. A not too nice experience if you are used to truetype fonts. Why not do as Jason W suggested in his first info file to the gtk+-2.12.9 extension, import TT fonts after creating the .fonts directory in home/dsl and then just run $/opt/gtk+-2.12.9/bin/fc-cache -f -v. Said and done I suddenly have TT fonts in firefox (gtk2 version). After that I added the home/dsl/.fonts directory to the filetool.lst and made a backup. I think I imported around 40 MB of TT fonts but the backup.tar.gz file was only 13 something MB. So now I'm typing this with nice TT fonts from DSL 4.4RC1 (the "out of the box" version). I've been longing for the ability to use TT fonts in DSL almost from when I started using it. I think it was the 0.6 version or lower back then but when adressing this to the community it seemed to hard to be done and now it's so easy. DSL has truly developed during the years. Strictly speaking someone might not see this as a "remaster" but I view it like a "backup-remastering". Something I've been considering in the past because it's so easy to add to coming releases of DSL. Just add the backup.tar.gz and that's it. Well, I hope this post will be of use for someone because that is the purpose of sharing ideas in this forum.
Have a great and fun day today,
PS As you probably understand I had added a mydsl/optional dir to my drive containing the apps mentioned above DS
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