[PD] fonts in linux

oliver oliver at klingt.org
Sun Apr 7 13:38:30 CEST 2019

Hi, Dan ! thanks for joining in !

On 2019-04-07 12:36, Dan Wilcox wrote:
> Basic Pd oft info is in the /font/README.txt:

i found no such folder on a fresh PD installation on Linux.

the readme.txt on your linked github page also mentions the flag 
"-font-face" with an exmaple (-font-face "Zapf Dingbats") which, as i 
wrote, produces a crash on my system (Ubuntu LTS 18) because PD (or is 
it Tcl/Tk ?) can't interpret the quotes.

so far i didn't succeed in loading ANY font in PD, its name containing 
white spaces or not. so the fallback was always DVSM (not "Courier" as 
the readme says)

so, do you know where a linux PD searches for fonts ?
do i have to create an extra folder containing them ?

and once more: how do i deal with fonts containing whitespaces ? can i 
just copy one and rename it with underscores ? if so, where would it 
have to be located in order to be found ?

thanks again for any ideas !



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