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From: Bald Eagle
Subject: Using Windows fonts in Linux Mint
Date: 12 Oct 2018 12:15:01
Message: <web.5bc08ffca42702eac437ac910@news.povray.org>
Hi, does anyone know how to access the fonts in the Windows partition from
Linux?

Do I just edit the path in a POV-Ray .ini file (what directory?), or do I have
to create a link, or....


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From: Harald Jörg
Subject: Re: Using Windows fonts in Linux Mint
Date: 12 Oct 2018 13:13:16
Message: <871s8vjok4.fsf@posteo.de>
Bald Eagle writes:

> Hi, does anyone know how to access the fonts in the Windows partition from
> Linux?
>
> Do I just edit the path in a POV-Ray .ini file (what directory?), or do I have
> to create a link, or....

As far as I recall:

The ttf files are located under /<your_mountpoint>/windows/fonts.
Add that to your libaries and you should be able to use them.
-- 
Cheers,
haj


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From: Bald Eagle
Subject: Re: Using Windows fonts in Linux Mint
Date: 12 Oct 2018 14:05:00
Message: <web.5bc0a98483f9fb32c437ac910@news.povray.org>
haj### [at] posteode (Harald =?utf-8?Q?J=C3=B6rg?=) wrote:

> The ttf files are located under /<your_mountpoint>/windows/fonts.
> Add that to your libaries and you should be able to use them.
> --
> Cheers,
> haj

Thanks Haj,

Yes, that sounds like it ought to work.   I'm on the beginning of the learning
curve using qtPOV-Ray in Mint, so I don't no where to go to edit the library
path.

home?  bin?  usr?  etc?  :|

It's also been far too long since I tended a Unix box, and can't remember how to
search the directory tree for a filename, etc....


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From: jr
Subject: Re: Using Windows fonts in Linux Mint
Date: 12 Oct 2018 14:25:01
Message: <web.5bc0ae4083f9fb32b0d4fc1e0@news.povray.org>
hi,

"Bald Eagle" <cre### [at] netscapenet> wrote:
> haj### [at] posteode (Harald =?utf-8?Q?J=C3=B6rg?=) wrote:
> > The ttf files are located under /<your_mountpoint>/windows/fonts.
> > Add that to your libaries and you should be able to use them.
> Thanks Haj,
>
> Yes, that sounds like it ought to work.   I'm on the beginning of the learning
> curve using qtPOV-Ray in Mint, so I don't no where to go to edit the library
> path.
>
> home?  bin?  usr?  etc?  :|

library_path in povray.ini?

>
> It's also been far too long since I tended a Unix box, and can't remember how to
> search the directory tree for a filename, etc....

  $ find /from/here/ -type f -name \*eagle\*

would list all files with name containing 'eagle'.


regards, jr.


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From: Harald Jörg
Subject: Re: Using Windows fonts in Linux Mint
Date: 12 Oct 2018 14:59:41
Message: <87woqni52b.fsf@posteo.de>
"Bald Eagle" <cre### [at] netscapenet> writes:

>> The ttf files are located under /<your_mountpoint>/windows/fonts.
>> Add that to your libaries and you should be able to use them.
>> --
>> Cheers,
>> haj
>
> Thanks Haj,
>
> Yes, that sounds like it ought to work.   I'm on the beginning of the learning
> curve using qtPOV-Ray in Mint, so I don't no where to go to edit the library
> path.
>
> home?  bin?  usr?  etc?  :|

I admit that I don't know anything about qtPOV-Ray.  For my plain old
POV-Ray 3.7 on Debian I have a file /etc/povray/3.7/povray.ini which
contains some library paths:

  Library_Path="/usr/share/povray-3.7"
  Library_Path="/usr/share/povray-3.7/ini"
  Library_Path="/usr/share/povray-3.7/include"

You can also add user specific paths in $HOME/.povray/3.7/povray.ini
without root privileges.

> It's also been far too long since I tended a Unix box, and can't remember how to
> search the directory tree for a filename, etc....

That might be slightly beyond the scope of this list :) Anyway, the file
manager on Linux desktops is very similar to the Windows Explorer.  From
the command line, one example seems to be ok:

   $ find /windata/                  -name "*.ttf"
          ^where to start searching        ^what to search
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Cheers,
haj


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