Fonts, particularly helvetica

Ken Moffat ken at
Sun Dec 5 02:33:05 PST 2004

On Sun, 5 Dec 2004, Alex Potter wrote:

> Ken Moffat wrote:
>   >
> > Answering myself, as usual:
> >
> > The instructions for adding ttf fonts are on the X Window System
> > Components page of the book, but the two links there aren't worth the
> > effort (bitstream vera replaces the freetype fonts, at least in,
> > and farting about with rpms to extract the M$ cab files isn't going to
> > find helvetica).
> If you have a valid Microsft license there are some useful fonts you can
> legally use if you still have the installation media.
> The cabextract utility is able to extract them. rpm not required.

 I needed rpm2cpio to extract the cabextract source.  The spec file then
showed which (hopefully, public) fonts it would download for me, and
helvetica was not among them.  I'm more than happy /not/ to have arial
and tahoma :-)

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