Joined: Dec. 2006
||Posted: Dec. 13 2006,13:40
I think it would be great to have an extension which creates the control files and does postinstall for 'just any' Truetype font. This way people could use whatever fonts they own under DSL. Or as in my case, they could just use a single font which they really need.
I'm trying to get the gvim text editor usable with one of the DejaVu fonts (free extensions on the Bitstream vera fonts, with the addition of a lot more glyphs). I need a fairly obscure unicode range (Extended Greek) only available in very few monospaced fonts, and none of the microsoft ones. I can get the right font (DejaVu Sans Mono) working under OpenOffice and GTK2 apps, but not under gvim, which I complied (including the unicode option for gtk1). Would be find to rebuild vim for gtk2, but I haven't managed it yet. It looks like the gtk2 devel lib has a lot of dependencies, so I expect to have some pain trying to install it with apt-get.
I have the full xfree86 loaded, and can manage to get dsl apps to see regular x-fonts (from, say the mydsl extensions)
I think I could be helped by any of these:
(1) If I could build the control files and get dsl apps to recognize the ttf fonts. (Hence the extension request)
(2) If I could get my system able to compile gtk2 apps, since the gtk2 apps extensions can all recognize my ttf fonts as they are.
(3) If I could somehow get a gvim binary compiled using gtk2 and the 'big' features option, which would work under dsl.
I do have ubuntu 6.06 installed as well, but the fonts.dir and fonts.scale files I created under it (for my dsl ~/.fonts directory) don't seem to work) xset +fp /fontpath gives me an error "bad path or no fonts.dir, etc." I can give you the whole thing if you like.
Thanks for any advice.