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Re: Add installing optional URW++ fonts (issue 315850043 by address@hidd

From: pkx166h
Subject: Re: Add installing optional URW++ fonts (issue 315850043 by address@hidden)
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2016 03:00:58 -0800

On 2016/11/06 13:16:44, wrote:
> I am sorry to still talk about this, but I have been unable to work
> out
> how I could install just these fonts without having to clone the
> entire
> repo. I have looked in places like stackoverflow and the various
> sites but no one seems to be able to clearly state how to install
> this commit (with for example git fetch). I also have not been able
> 'download' the raw blobls from the repo either using 'right
> as'.

I attached the shell script which can download the 12 font files from


Its each download URL is just link of each font file in above URL.
It works fine on my environment.

Would you try it and put the downloaded files to ~/.local/share/fonts

Yes this works, but is this the most elegant/simplest way to get these

If it is then that is fine, we just need to document this so that we
don't get too many questions on the lily-dev mailing list about how to
install 'a commit' or if they don't install these fonts if it will
prevent 'them' being able to build LilyPond.

I have other questions though, but these shouldn't stop this patch but I
think it would be useful to understand if not just for me but other
developers that might not understand 'font stuff' as much as yourself
and Werner.

1. If you look here:

we already list a number of 'font requirements'. Does including TexGyre
and now these URW++ fonts mean that all/some/none of these font pacakges
we currently document can now be removed as a requirement? (e.g.

2. The same question but for

Thanks again for your explanations.


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