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Offline Arslan S.

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msttcorefonts-installer
« on: December 18, 2009, 10:10:20 AM »
Microsoft true type core fonts installer script

this script downloads .cab font files from web, extracts them,
creates an extension, and put it in your tce/optional folder

i have modified Eric Sharkey's GPL licensed script (known as ttf-mscorefonts-installer in Debian) for Tiny Core Linux

extensions required by msttcorefonts-installer:
  • coreutils.tcz
  • wget.tcz
  • cabextract.tcz
  • squashfs-tools-4.x.tcz
« Last Edit: July 07, 2012, 04:53:30 PM by Arslan S. »

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Re: msttcorefonts-installer
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2010, 05:11:11 PM »
On TC 3.3 with current extensions:

It says "All fonts downloaded and installed" but why don't the new fonts show up in firefox (under Preferences-Content-Advanced)?

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Re: msttcorefonts-installer
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2010, 04:26:36 AM »
On TC 3.3 with current extensions:

It says "All fonts downloaded and installed" but why don't the new fonts show up in firefox (under Preferences-Content-Advanced)?

"installed" means the extension is copied to the directory tce/optional

load the extension manually and add it to your onboot list for persistence

i will later update the script to ask the user if he/she wants to load and add it to onboot list
« Last Edit: December 07, 2010, 04:28:07 AM by Arslan S. »

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Re: msttcorefonts-installer
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2010, 12:57:20 PM »
I may ask, what is the benefit of installing but not loading?

Why don't you make it an extension like GetFlash?


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Re: msttcorefonts-installer
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2010, 01:28:53 PM »
I may ask, what is the benefit of installing but not loading?


do you load all the extensions inside your tce/optional directory  ;D ?


Why don't you make it an extension like GetFlash?


i also think about it but i am not sure if it will be accepted to the repository ?

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Re: msttcorefonts-installer
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2010, 09:56:13 AM »
I find it counter-intuitive that installed extensions do not always appear in the menu with automatic loading when required.  But then again, TC was never meant to be turnkey or obvious.

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Re: msttcorefonts-installer
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2010, 12:19:52 PM »
Many extensions are libraries or support programs that are not run directly.  Having them listed in a menu would be confusing and possibly hazzardous.

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Re: msttcorefonts-installer
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2010, 02:16:58 PM »
Extensions that are libraries are expected to be loaded automatically when a using application is loaded.  Using application to be loaded automatically too when its menu entry is clicked on.  Unless already loaded.