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|Install Truetype Fonts|
|Desktop Training - Mandriva|
One thing that can be frustrating when first installing Mandriva and many other popular Linux distributions is the lack of fonts installed by default. You'll notice some of your favorites such as Times New Roman, Arial, and many others are not available on many Linux systems out-of-the-box. While I won't go into the legal reasons why, follow this tutorial to install Truetype fonts on the Mandriva desktop.
Here's the OpenOffice Writer application's font selection without Truetype fonts installed.
To install Truetype fonts open Firefox, and click this link. http://bit.ly/9wWr3A Choose Open with Software Installer
Next you'll see the RPM Installation window, select Install.
After waiting awhile you see this list of packages being installed, click Ok.
If you see a message about the package having a bad signature you'll need to click Yes to continue.
Here's the OpenOffice Writer application's font selection with Truetype fonts installed.
If you're still having trouble with the installing Truetype fonts on Mandriva, this video may help.