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Re: [PATCH] Improvements for the SVG backend

From: Patrick McCarty
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Improvements for the SVG backend
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 16:52:00 -0700

On Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 4:47 PM, Carl Sorensen<address@hidden> wrote:
> On 7/10/09 5:32 PM, "Graham Percival" <address@hidden> wrote:
>> On Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 04:25:00PM -0700, Patrick McCarty wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 4:19 PM, Graham
>>> Percival<address@hidden> wrote:
>>>> And by "could you produce instructions", Carl means "could you
>>>> patch AU 3.2.2, since evidently the instructions there don't work
>>>> any more".
>>> There are only instructions for UNIX.  Is the process for installing
>>> fonts on Mac different (I think Carl uses a Mac) ?
>> OSX *is* UNIX.  :)
> No, OSX is UNIX + "Apple's damn desktop manager TM", which hides UNIX very
> nicely, but also has its own strange configuration stuff that I've never
> spent the time to figure out.
>> You're fine, Patrick.  Carl hasn't read AU 3.2.2, so I was making
>> a cheeky comment.  You may recall that a similar thing happened
>> recently with the CG.  ;)
> Yes, but this time I was reading the wiki that Patrick pointed me to, and I
> had no idea of how to get from there to AU 3.2.2.
> And even having looked at all of AU 3.2.2, I have no idea how to get the
> fonts installed so Inkscape can use them.
> I run lilypond from the command line daily, and I run Inkscape, but Inkscape
> appears not to know about lilypond's fonts, so I still don't know how to get
> a good SVG visible in Inkscape.
> So, although I appreciate cheeky comments as much as anybody, and maybe more
> than most, this time I had a *real* question, and I still don't know how to
> go about getting the answer.  I guess I'll hit the Inkscape site and see if
> I can figure something out.

This is what I do (on Linux):

1.) Move all of the LilyPond fonts (aybabtu, etc.) and the Century
Schoolbook fonts to ~/.fonts
2.) Run "fc-cache -fv"
3.) Open Inkscape

Then Inkscape will recognize the fonts.  Does this work for you?


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