Friday, December 07, 2007

openSUSE 10.3 Font woes

iMark:I have been upgrading my laptop from openSUSE 10.2 to 10.3. This was done by keeping my home partition and formatting my root partition - no upgrade options for me.

First thing I noticed was the fonts - looking horrible. The MS True Type fonts (Arial, Trebuchet, etc) were not yet installed, so quickly to online update and install to do it's trick. No way - it did not work, and since it's a script and no rpm, I could not easily reproduce.

Luckily, the script can be found here and after downloading and running it as root [ #bash ] my fonts were back in shape!

There are more MS fonts to be had, and I will be searching for a final solution (rpm based) to get them all - wait and see.

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