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Add Fonts

Post#1 by chkchaitu » 18 Sep 2015, 10:59

Hi, we are using a font Wingdings in our web application. This font seems to be Microsoft font which I came to know from Google. I have added these fonts to fonts.xzm but this seems to be NOT working.

Because of this some Symbols are not visible on the web page.

Any help on this will be a great.

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Re: Add Fonts

Post#2 by fanthom » 18 Sep 2015, 12:06

Hello chkchaitu,

Is your web application available publicly? If yes then please post an URL so i can check this myself.

Thank you.
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Post#3 by chkchaitu » 18 Sep 2015, 21:19

Hi Fanthom, thank you for the quick response as always :D

Unfortunately this is not publicly available web app. Its an app that runs inside our Lab.

Is there any other way I can provide info that is required to help me.

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Post#4 by fanthom » 19 Sep 2015, 10:31

Please do as follows:
Open Firefox on Linux/Windows and navigate to your webapp -> force your own font settings -> find relevant preference names in $profile/prefs.js -> add preferences to kiosk ISO

For example these are needed to force Windows fonts on my box:

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user_pref("browser.display.use_document_fonts", 0);
user_pref("font.name.sans-serif.x-western", "Arial");
user_pref("font.name.serif.x-western", "Century Schoolbook L");
First pref forces your own fonts over these selected by the webpages.
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Re: Add Fonts

Post#5 by chkchaitu » 17 Oct 2015, 09:20

Hi sorry for the delayed response. was caught up with other priorities.

I even tried on Porteus-KDE4-v3.1-i486 with Firefox with no luck. I tried installing Wingdings Fonts, Fonts got installed without any error, still no luck with Firefox.

Below is how symbols look when we use Firefox on Linux and Firefox on Windows

1. Firefox on Linux/Porteus-Kiosk/Porteus/Ubuntu - Symbols do not show up

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2. Firefox on Windows (7,8,8.1,2012) - Symbols show up properly

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Fonts can be downloaded from this link https://chaitu.in/web-post-links/fonts.zip

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Post#6 by chkchaitu » 17 Oct 2015, 17:06

Hi, Can I use rpm2xzm tool as referred in the link ( viewtopic.php?f=103&t=2886 ) and use rpm downloaded from http://olea.org/paquetes-rpm/repoview/msfonts.html and use it with kiosk.

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Re: Add Fonts

Post#7 by francois » 18 Oct 2015, 03:05

Yes. It should work as these are only find. But there is nothing better than trying it.

And:
https://forum.porteus.org/viewtopic.php?f=117&t=2476
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