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#1 2010-02-26 11:39:03

Hesam
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Installing gamow fonts

I am looking for a decent monospace font and by the process of elimination I have arrived at gamow. But how do I install it? ArchWiki does not mention where it is (it refers to it as Gamov, someone should fix that) and pacman -Ss gamow does not return anything.

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#2 2010-02-26 11:43:52

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#3 2010-02-26 11:51:00

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Re: Installing gamow fonts

Also available at http://dreamer.nitro.dk/typography/bitmap-fonts.html

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#4 2010-02-26 12:17:28

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Re: Installing gamow fonts

Alright I installed yaourt with pacman then tried installing that package with yaourt but I get a ton of error messages of the form:

No glyph for character U+XXXX (yyyy) available.

and I have to abort.

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#5 2010-02-26 12:30:40

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Re: Installing gamow fonts

Hesam: Both packages (lfpfont-fix/var) seem to spew these errors when compiling. The same goes for the sources linked to above.

I'm running 64 bit.

Edit: Some bdf's are produced in the build dir. I haven't tried them out.

Last edited by Ashren (2010-02-26 12:32:32)

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#6 2010-02-26 12:33:12

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Re: Installing gamow fonts

Ashren wrote:

Hesam: Both packages (lfpfont-fix/var) seem to spew these errors when compiling. The same goes for the sources linked to above.

I'm running 64 bit.

So what are you supposed to do? The task does not complete hence I have to abort.

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#7 2010-02-26 12:42:52

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Re: Installing gamow fonts

Check your /tmp/yaourt-tmp-(username) for the build dir. Copy gamow* to /usr/share/fonts/local/ fontdir. Run "mkfontscale && fc-cache" inside /usr/share/fonts/local/ and see if the fonts appear.

The above procedure worked here.

Btw: Dina-font is much better than gamow imo.

Last edited by Ashren (2010-02-26 12:46:46)

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#8 2010-02-26 12:56:58

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Re: Installing gamow fonts

Check your /tmp/yaourt-tmp-(username) for the build dir.

I have aur-gamow in there now but appears to be empty.

Copy gamow* to /usr/share/fonts/local/ fontdir.

I am looking at this file and each entry is quite lengthy should I just add "gamow" as a new line or is it more complicated than that?

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#9 2010-02-26 13:10:00

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Re: Installing gamow fonts

Try getting the tarball from aur (wget http://aur.archlinux.org/packages/lfpfo … ix.tar.gz), untar it and build the package manually with makepkg and then follow the procedure I lined out above.

I do feel obligated to point out that manually copying files from packages is not Arch "best practice" at all, but since it's fonts it's not a big deal.

If you don't know how to use makepkg read this: http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Makepkg

Edit: /usr/share/fonts/local is a font dir for your local fonts. It probably contains fonts already. Another, better way to do this is to create folder in your homedir e.g. fonts/ and copy the gamow bdf's there. Afterwards run "mkfontdir && mkfontscale && fc-cache" inside the dir.

Either this or find a way to get lfpfonts-fix to compile correctly. wink

Last edited by Ashren (2010-02-26 13:15:12)

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