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jean at geemoo dot ca

Jan 24, 2007
So, now that I'm using linux as my desktop full time, I finally got around to tackling one of the issues that has been irking me for quite a bit... getting the fonts to display properly. Fonts that are embedded display ok, but fonts that are not, don't display at all.

I always knew it would be possible.. it was just a matter of figuring out exactly which fonts you needed. It turns out, there's a bunch of fonts that are downloadable from MS which are the base fonts used by flash and most flash developers. You can easily install these fonts (on debian) by doing a
apt-get install msttcorefonts
. Then restart X and all should be good.

A couple sidenotes... I'm running flashplayer9 now.. I don't know how well this will work for older versions.

Update: I have heard from a reputable source that this will solve font problems for the older flash players as well.
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