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Re: Fwd: Would it be reasonable to list the fonts that are available by

From: T. Kurt Bond
Subject: Re: Fwd: Would it be reasonable to list the fonts that are available by default in groff?
Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2021 01:55:02 -0400

Yes, "sudo <fontfile>" is simpler, as long as you know how
to answer the prompts!  I should have started there in my explanation.  I
guess the fact that I run the script potentially multiple times on multiple
different computers makes my usage more complicated.

I'll have to read the source of the script again and look at how it finds
where the site-font directory is, and try running it the simpler way and
write something up about that.

On Sat, Jul 17, 2021 at 1:48 AM Peter Schaffter <> wrote:

> Kurt, thanks for saving me having to explain why groff doesn't know
> anything about and fontforge.
> Doug, I hope you see this.
> On Sat, Jul 17, 2021, T. Kurt Bond wrote:
> > In the meantime, if you want to install fonts in OpenType or TrueType
> > formats for use with devps and devpdf, greatly simplifies
> > the process.
> <snip>
> > $(IFDIR)/ -n -P "$DEST" -d -F CormorantGaramond -f +R
> > CormorantGaramond-Regular.ttf
> Which doesn't look very simplified at all.  If I wanted to sing the
> simplicity of the script, the example command line would be:
>   sudo <fontfile>
> Answer a few questions the script asks, and hey, presto!
> everything's taken care of.
> > ...but not all distributions create the site-font directory.
> The script creates it if it's not found in what are, honestly,
> the only two locations it's ever likely to be, and populates it
> with devps/ and devpdf/, which in turn are each adorned with dummy
> DOWNLOAD files.  The script alerts you to what it's doing.
> --
> Peter Schaffter

T. Kurt Bond,,

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