I just don't get it !
ZIYAD A. M. AL-BATLY
zamb at saudi.net.sa
Wed Oct 26 18:50:21 UTC 2005
On Wed, 2005-10-26 at 13:48 -0400, Eric Devost wrote:
> I don't have the font installed...
Okay, that's a start. I didn't find exactly were the font "Helvetica"
came from on my system! But from searching I found a Type1 font from
Adobe that's an alias for Helvetica. The font is named "Nimbus Sans".
Try fixing your problem by installing the two packages "gsfonts" and
"gsfonts-x11" (the latter depends on the former anyway.)
See if that fixes your problem.
> It should be installed with msttcorefonts ? Am I right ?
The package "msttcorefonts" contain the so called Web Core Fonts
released by Microsoft for free (as in "doesn't cost money") about 4 or 5
years ago (but seized to do it anymore). Due to there license, it's
still legal to host, download and use these fonts. It's, however, *not*
legal to distribute them on other media (i.e. on CDs).
Microsoft's Arial font (which is actually owned by Monotype but licensed
by Microsoft) is a very close font to Helvetica in shape and is actually
an alias for that font (meaning, if an application asked for a missing
Helvetica font, the system well deliver Arial instead if present).
My advice is to install "msttcorefonts" as a lot of web pages are
designed to be viewed using these fonts.
Also, "ulrich steffens" mentioned that a clean install of Breezy
doesn't have Helvetica by default, but can be found on systems that
were upgraded from a previous installation of Warty or Hoary, which is
the case on my system (I upgraded from Hoary to Breezy).
I hope this will help you.
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