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aus9

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[SOLVED] chimera2 and changing fonts request
« on: March 19, 2010, 09:32:09 PM »
Hi

I am remastering TC 2.9 and can do so with chimera2.

I have a web page in that remaster which opens with a bookmark

The fonts are a wee ugly so I am attempting to improve it.

Before I modified the resources file....chimera would run.....with the not so .y fonts.

After modifying resourses file chimera still appears in applications menu but crashes

If I run it in a terminal the exit error message is
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could not get font list


2) home/tc/.chimera holds resources file.....which is the only file I modded before the next remaster attempt

The hints Document shows this line....put in a code box to highlight it
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html.propFontPattern: -adobe-helvetica-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1

3) I found Liberation fonts only 1.4 megs so installed them and they have this structure

http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/tinycorelinux/2.x/tcz/liberation-fonts-ttf.tcz.list

So what I attempted to do was this
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html.propFontPattern: -Liberation-LiberationSans-Regular-Liberation-LiberationSans-Bold-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1
where I assumed adobe-helvetica could be translated to
Liberation-LiberationSans-Regular-........and I also want bold so Liberation-LiberationSans-Bold and original tip had 10x * so I dropped one

It not working and chimera2 docs are not bountiful.....lol

4) So I remastered with just the one entry to regular with same error message

Question  Can any kind soul spot what I am doing wrong?

any help would be appreciated.

regards

gordy
« Last Edit: March 20, 2010, 03:55:23 PM by aus9 »

Offline curaga

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Re: chimera2 and changing fonts request
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2010, 02:42:22 AM »
Chimera can only use bitmap fonts, Liberation ones are TTF (scalable).
The only barriers that can stop you are the ones you create yourself.

aus9

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Re: chimera2 and changing fonts request
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2010, 07:45:43 AM »
curaga

thankyou for the quick reply.

I am even more depressed...lol

I relooked at the font ...iso8859-1

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(in root shell or su)
find / -name *iso8859-1*
--> returns no font folders at all
find / -name *ISO8859-1*
--> returns /usr/lib/X11/fonts either sub-folder misc or 75dpi

2) I created the web page in abiword....I can not see any such font as iso8859-1 to convert to

3) I tried to copy a pcf font as per search to /home/tc/fonts
html.propFontPattern: 7x130-ISO8859-1 * etc

but restarting chimera from the command line still no good.

I tried to sym link the same font to /home/tc/fonts same error to start chimera

4) I am now trying to get a known fixed bitmap font (AFAIK pcf are bitmap) so I can force the display to a certain size.

5) Once I succeed I might then import more pcf fonts but I am hitting a recurring error.

Do you remember how to force it to use a certain bitmap?

The bottom line is....if I lack the skills to work out how to get chimera fonts to look nice I can go for arora or leave it ugly so no worries if you do not know.

Thanks for reading in any case



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Re: chimera2 and changing fonts request
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2010, 10:36:02 AM »
The font path can be modified with xset, or you can put the pcf fonts to /usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi.

It's been a while since I last had to use bitmap fonts, so my memories of it aren't exactly fresh.
The only barriers that can stop you are the ones you create yourself.

aus9

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Re: chimera2 and changing fonts request
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2010, 03:54:57 PM »
hi

I had a sleep on it....being an aussie.....I have marked this solved as I have elected to go to arora and use true types and accept I will have a bigger upload and any interested users a bigger download.......my distro with chimera2 was already 25 megs and I was trying to keep it below slitaz's 30 megs.

But whats 5 megs between friends?

cheeers