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Font install -- Impact

Sat Jan 23, 2016 8:20 pm

I had to set up a new PI and having to go back and get some things done -- my memory sucks. I need to get the font "Impact" and I'm sure I must have used Synaptic to get it.

If I use Synaptic again, what do I look for?

Better yet, I'd like to avoid installing Synaptic and get just the font package that has Impact. so, apt-get install what? and then what folder do I put the font in (unless it installs itself) -- thanks !!

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Re: Font install -- Impact

Sat Jan 23, 2016 8:29 pm

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pi@raspi3 ~ $ apt-cache show ttf-mscorefonts-installer
Package: ttf-mscorefonts-installer
Source: msttcorefonts
Version: 3.6
Installed-Size: 125
Maintainer: Thijs Kinkhorst <>
Architecture: all
Provides: msttcorefonts
Depends: wget, cabextract, xfonts-utils, debconf (>= 0.5) | debconf-2.0
Recommends: fonts-liberation
Size: 37446
SHA256: dddc8628003e1fe2725136afd2a24afb5451e9c09556b2e6d0ff67941054469c
SHA1: 3cac019989de9693f96215a4dbfe37578ab13b89
MD5sum: ee98dc2154a57e9c69c61672f2fba588
Description: Installer for Microsoft TrueType core fonts
 This package allows for easy installation of the Microsoft True Type
 Core Fonts for the Web including:
   Andale Mono
   Arial Black
   Arial (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
   Comic Sans MS (Bold)
   Courier New (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
   Georgia (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
   Times New Roman (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
   Trebuchet (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
   Verdana (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
 You will need an Internet connection to download these fonts if you
 don't already have them.
 NOTE: the package fonts-liberation contains free variants of the Times,
 Arial and Courier fonts. It's better to use those instead unless you
 specifically need one of the other fonts from this package.
Description-md5: 3cf2bbaf676bcd51633633514c88751a
Multi-Arch: foreign
Tag: implemented-in::shell, role::program, use::downloading, works-with::font
Section: contrib/fonts
Priority: optional
Filename: pool/contrib/m/msttcorefonts/ttf-mscorefonts-installer_3.6_all.deb
Install that package and you won't need to do anything else.

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Re: Font install -- Impact

Sat Jan 23, 2016 8:34 pm

cool beans --- thank you.

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