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(resolved)Inkscape fonts
« on: September 25, 2012, 06:35:13 pm »
Hi

I'm looking for help regarding installing fonts in Inkscape.  I would like an Art Deco font or one that is similar to  'Park Lane' in Windows.

Any ideas?

Thanks
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Re: Inkscape fonts
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2012, 08:22:19 pm »
If you mean this font:
http://www.dafont.com/parklane.font
or one of these:
http://www.fontspace.com/category/art%20deco?p=2

Download it .. unpack it .. and put the extracted font in the hidden .fonts directory in your Home directory (~/.fonts)
(If the ~/.fonts directory doesn't already exist, create it)

Then update the font cache with:
Code: [Select]
fc-cache -fv

now restart Inkscape, and the font should be available :)



The above instructions will only make the font available to the current user .. if you want it system wide (available to ALL users), put the extracted font in:-
/usr/share/fonts
and run
Code: [Select]
sudo fc-cache -fv
instead



There's nothing stopping you copying your windows fonts to one of those directories, then updating the font cache ;)



Or if you want a few hundred fonts installing in one go .. run:
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get install fonts-cantarell lmodern ttf-aenigma ttf-georgewilliams ttf-bitstream-vera ttf-sjfonts ttf-tuffy tv-fonts

Still want more:
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sudo apt-get install ubuntustudio-font-meta
BE AWARE, that mata-package will pull in a LOT of stuff .. including some bits for programs and languages you might not need/want

original source:
http://maketecheasier.com/install-hundreds-of-fonts-in-ubuntu/2012/06/27
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Re: Inkscape fonts
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2012, 08:22:19 pm »

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Re: Inkscape fonts
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2012, 07:06:04 am »
Thanks for your advice
 I will try your suggestions.
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Re: Inkscape fonts
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2012, 10:31:18 am »
I dont have a .fonts folder just a .fontsconfig


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Re: Inkscape fonts
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2012, 10:45:22 am »
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mkdir ~/.fonts

You do now ;)
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Re: Inkscape fonts
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Re: Inkscape fonts
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2012, 11:05:16 am »
Thanks for your help they work a treat.  :)
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Re: Inkscape fonts
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2012, 11:12:12 am »
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