Hey guys I feel like a bit of a noob asking this lol. I usually use ttf fonts for theming etc. but I really like the artwiz fonts I have downloaded the fonts but they are in pcf format and I have never used these. Can someone give me a step by step to installing them? I know there are many guides on google but it is hard finding one that debian specific.
Last edited by xeNULL (2011-09-29 18:11:45)
Move the artwiz folder to .fonts, or to /usr/share/fonts. cd to the artwiz folder, run
mkfontdir fc-cache -fv
Add this to your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file,
Section "Files" FontPath "/home/USERNAME/.fonts/artwiz-latin1 (or whatever the name is)" EndSection
Restart X. This will get xfontsel to read the fonts, so you have the long description needed for some window managers etc.
Last edited by el_koraco (2011-09-29 11:06:26)
Where did you install them? Is fc-cache reporting caching the fonts?
I installed them in /usr/share/fonts and when I ran fc-cache -fv the folder shows up not sure if it actually found the fonts though. I ran xfontsel also and they are showing in there fine.
run sudo fc-cache -fv
just ran that they are still not showing in lxappearance. I think I should delete it all and start over lol
Put them in .fonts, lxappearance seems to have some trouble with adding stuff to the global font file, and xfontsel will have the one you already set up.
Btw, are you sure lxappearance is not picking them up? They're not called "artwiz-lime", but "lime", "gelly", "nu" etc...
This is very strange they still aren't showing. This is what I have done so far.
1. I extracted them as root (gksu thunar) to /usr/share/fonts with a GUI extractor
2. I cd'd to the font directory where the artwiz PCF files are located and ran mkfontdir
3. I then ran fc-cache -fv (you corrected me to run as sudo which I then did)
4. I added those lines to xorg.conf (which I had to create) and pointed it to the artwiz font folder
5. I restarted X
6. They still didn't show up so I extracted them to my local font folder ~/.fonts
7. I repeated the above for that location and still have the fonts in my /usr/share/fonts directory
Not sure if I have done something wrong lol Its usually as simple as a drag and drop with ttf's
Last edited by xeNULL (2011-09-29 15:11:10)
let's try this.
cd downloads wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/artwiz-latin1/files/artwiz-latin1/1.1/artwiz-latin1-1.1.tgz tar -xvf artwiz.latin1-1.1.tgz mv artwiz-latin1 ~/.fonts cd ~/.fonts/artwiz-latin1 mkfontdir fc-cache -fv
log out, back in. Open lxappearance, look for "lime", "gelly", "nu", "anorexia" and similar.
Seems to be doing the same. I don't know what is wrong. It shouldn't be anything to do with the fact that I am running awesome wm.
Here is the output of the fc-cache
[17:40:02] [artwiz-latin1] ■ fc-cache -fv /usr/share/fonts: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 4 dirs /usr/share/fonts/X11: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 6 dirs /usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs /usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs /usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1: caching, new cache contents: 44 fonts, 0 dirs /usr/share/fonts/X11/encodings: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 1 dirs /usr/share/fonts/X11/encodings/large: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs /usr/share/fonts/X11/misc: caching, new cache contents: 32 fonts, 0 dirs /usr/share/fonts/X11/util: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs /usr/share/fonts/artwiz-aleczapka-en-1.3: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs /usr/share/fonts/truetype: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 8 dirs /usr/share/fonts/truetype/freefont: caching, new cache contents: 12 fonts, 0 dirs /usr/share/fonts/truetype/msttcorefonts: caching, new cache contents: 60 fonts, 0 dirs /usr/share/fonts/truetype/openoffice: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu: caching, new cache contents: 21 fonts, 0 dirs /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-liberation: caching, new cache contents: 12 fonts, 0 dirs /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-lyx: caching, new cache contents: 9 fonts, 0 dirs /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-sil-gentium: caching, new cache contents: 4 fonts, 0 dirs /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-sil-gentium-basic: caching, new cache contents: 8 fonts, 0 dirs /usr/share/fonts/type1: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 2 dirs /usr/share/fonts/type1/gsfonts: caching, new cache contents: 35 fonts, 0 dirs /usr/share/fonts/type1/mathml: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts: skipping, no such directory /usr/local/share/fonts: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs /home/xenull/.fonts: caching, new cache contents: 10 fonts, 2 dirs /home/xenull/.fonts/artwiz-aleczapka-en-1.3: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs /home/xenull/.fonts/artwiz-latin1: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs /var/cache/fontconfig: not cleaning unwritable cache directory /home/xenull/.fontconfig: cleaning cache directory fc-cache: succeeded
Last edited by xeNULL (2011-09-29 16:41:38)
/home/xenull/.fonts/artwiz-latin1: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs
It's not caching this one. Poke around the folder, see if anything is wrong.
I am having a look in there now is it ok to delete this /home/xenull/.fonts/artwiz-aleczapka-en-1.3 ? as I used mkfontdir on it and I am now using the above font pack.
Yes. But the aleczapka fontset should be showing in lxappearance, it weird. Maybe delete them both, and then try anew. Maybe you don't even need to run mkfontdir for these fonts, though I've never seen that to hurt anybody. Can you find them in Firefox? Go to Preferences, Content, Fonts and Colors, Advanced and look for lime, gelly, smoothansi, nu.
They are not in firefox either.
I just read the README (which I should have originally done lol) and it says to remove a file in /etc/fonts/conf.d/ called 30-debconf-no-bitmaps.conf that file isn't there but this is 70-no-bitmaps.conf and it contains
<?xml version="1.0"?> <!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd"> <fontconfig> <!-- Reject bitmap fonts --> <selectfont> <rejectfont> <pattern> <patelt name="scalable"><bool>false</bool></patelt> </pattern> </rejectfont> </selectfont> </fontconfig>
I wonder whether this is what is stopping me from using those fonts as they are bitmap
Last edited by xeNULL (2011-09-29 17:43:00)
argh, I forgot.
sudo dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig-config
Answer "Yes" to the third question and restart X.