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Re: Not predefined Extended Latin character needed, interesting solution

From: Oliver Corff
Subject: Re: Not predefined Extended Latin character needed, interesting solution found
Date: Tue, 18 May 2021 22:51:09 +0200
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Hi Deri,

I just attempted to follow your advice and compile groff from scratch. I
downloaded 1.22.4 and ran ./configure.

I am a bit confused because ./configure warns me that I do not have URW
fonts, but /usr/share/fonts/urw-base35/ is definitely not empty.
./configure does not respond well when I run it with the urw font
directory option, and asks me to get the necessary fonts from

However, that URL just returns a 404 error.

Am I missing an essential step I should be aware of here?



Hi Oliver,

The U- family of fonts are created when groff is built IF it can find
the URW fonts in specific places on the system (there is also a way to
tell configure to find them yourself). If you compile your groff from
source just make sure you have installed the URW fonts before running
the configure command and make sure it reports the URW fonts have been
found. If you are using a packaged version of groff where it has been
decided not to use these alternative fonts you could use Peter
Schaffter's script to install new fonts which do contain this glyph.

His site says:-

"A bash script to make the entire process of installing fonts a
painless no-brainer has been posted online at . Be sure to make the script
executable ( chmod 755 install-font ) after you download it, then type
./install-font -H for usage."



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