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Re: [PATCH] Improvements for the SVG backend

From: Carl Sorensen
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Improvements for the SVG backend
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 18:19:59 -0600

On 7/10/09 5:52 PM, "Patrick McCarty" <address@hidden> wrote:

> 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?

Thanks, Patrick.  Worked like a charm!

Now anybody who wants to mess up LilyPond's perfect output can do it with
point and click!


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