Was it Ciaran Johnston who wrote on Tuesday 29 January 2002 20:23:
> On Tuesday 29 January 2002 19:44, you told me:
> > It's a well-known fact that X sucks hole for fonts,
>> Mandrake has a tool called drakfont that has a button "Get Windows Fonts".
> It reads the fonts from your windows partition. I've never used it, mainly
> because I don't have a windows partition.
Cool tool?? It's likt this: It does get your fonts, do 'security checks' on
them (You have the choice of normal or paranoid) and sit there 'installing'
them. They turn up in menus, but they don't get listed in
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xfs/config or wherever the font server that Mandrake uses
That aside, Mandrake tools are generally great if:
1. You want to remain in total ignorance of how your system works
2. You have a 'bog standard' install and system
3. You don't mind it installing fonts that will crash other applications
4. You are one of the percentage meeting the above two requirements that they
Otherwise they're too much scripting, and too little common sense.
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