[openbox] Xcompmgr works for me

Marc Wilson msw at cox.net
Wed Sep 22 23:01:23 EDT 2004

On Wed, Sep 22, 2004 at 09:24:13PM -0500, Corey Wright wrote:
> arial is available here: http://corefonts.sourceforge.net/
> for debian users: apt-get install msttcorefonts
> arial is provided with either of the above.  (actually the debian
> package is really just a script to download the fonts from sf.net.)
> unless there was a non-unicode version of arial distributed by
> microsoft, the above is what you want.

Except that it's not, of course, Arial and Arial Unicode being different
fonts... which you'd have known if you googled, as I suggested.  The
msttcorefonts package includes Arial, not Arial Unicode.

How to know if you have Arial Unicode?  It's an ~24 mb TTF file:

[ 7:56 pm][pts/564][../mwilson/unicode]
rei $ ls -l arialuni*
-rw-r--r--  1 mwilson mwilson 24131012 1999-01-12 00:59 arialuni-v084.ttf
-rw-r--r--  1 mwilson mwilson 24131012 2003-02-14 09:08 arialuni-v085.ttf
-rw-r--r--  1 mwilson mwilson 24172892 2002-09-01 17:32 arialuni-v086.ttf
-rw-r--r--  1 mwilson mwilson 23274572 2000-11-30 15:40 arialuni-v100.ttf

Note the difference in sizes as the version of the font changes.  There is
supposedly a still later release of it, but I don't have it.

The basic Arial font has wildly incomplete unicode support, although most
of the basics are there.

 Marc Wilson |     !07/11 PDP a ni deppart m'I !pleH
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