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Where can I Download FreeType Fonts?

Postby Chai » Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:48 am

Hi,
Where can I find FreeType fonts to download and use? After reading this thread and discovering that OOo has some issues with rendering TrueType fonts, or at least the primary one I use (Century Gothic), I'd like to replace the TT fonts I use with some FT fonts (e.g. something as similar as possible to Century Gothic). All I can find is a font engine called FreeType 2 and many TT font download sites.
Thanks.
P.S. I'm using OOo 2.4.0 on a Windows XP Pro SP2 machine.
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Re: Where can I Download FreeType Fonts?

Postby Robert Tucker » Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:07 am

As I understand it, FreeType is a font engine that supports .ttf and Type 1.

http://freetype.sourceforge.net/freetype2/index.html
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Re: Where can I Download FreeType Fonts?

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:12 am

Try DejaVu Sans, already shipped with OpenOffice.
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Re: Where can I Download FreeType Fonts?

Postby Robert Tucker » Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:58 pm

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Re: Where can I Download FreeType Fonts?

Postby Chai » Mon Apr 21, 2008 4:01 pm

Robert Tucker wrote:As I understand it, FreeType is a font engine that supports .ttf and Type 1... For Century Gothic (ttf) try...


Oh, I was under the mistaken impression that FreeType was a font alternative to TrueType, like another file type. The Century Gothic link is broken on this site, but thanks anyway. :)

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:Try DejaVu Sans, already shipped with OpenOffice.


Thanks, it does look something like Century Gothic.
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Re: Where can I Download FreeType Fonts?

Postby Chai » Mon Apr 21, 2008 4:03 pm

Is there a way to know beforehand which fonts will work fine in OOo and which won't? Or is it just a matter of trial and error?
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Re: Where can I Download FreeType Fonts?

Postby Robert Tucker » Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:42 pm

Chai wrote:
Robert Tucker wrote: For Century Gothic (ttf) try...

The Century Gothic link is broken on this site, but thanks anyway. :)


Try right-clicking on the link and "Save link as..."
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Re: Where can I Download FreeType Fonts?

Postby Chai » Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:16 am

Robert Tucker wrote:Try right-clicking on the link and "Save link as..."


It downloaded the files, but Windows reported them as "damaged" and refused to install them in the Fonts folder. It figures the ones I want don't work. :) I did download several other neat fonts there that work fine in both OOo and MS Office, though.
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