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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 4:11 am    Post subject: 7,500 fonts?!?!?! No way! *script inside* Reply with quote

(professor voice) Good news everybody!

Tired of your simple mass of core fonts? Want to spice up your computer screen with THOUSANDS of new fonts?!

Well now you can! Just follow these 5 simple steps!

1) Download this simple perl script! http://thelinuxbox.org/files/downloadFonts.tar.gz

2) emerge libwww-perl

3) unzip the tar ball.

4) run the fonts script with the command:
Code:
 perl get_fonts.pl


5) Wait and enjoy!

Its like breathing new life into your desktop!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Uhm, sure. Will you be needing my root password as well?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 4:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read through the perl script, while I dont actually know perl (I know simular syntax wise though) I see nothing in there dangerous. It connects to a site and loops through downloading fonts

It doesnt actually install so it doesnt need to be run as root, just downloads.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks fine to me.
Running script
Code:
Downloading ALPHMA__...OK; saving file ALPHMA__.ttf
Downloading ALPHECCA...OK; saving file ALPHECCA.ttf
Downloading ALPNSCND...OK; saving file ALPNSCND.ttf
Downloading ALTERNA...OK; saving file ALTERNA.ttf
Downloading ALPNI___...OK; saving file ALPNI___.ttf
Downloading ALTAN___...OK; saving file ALTAN___.ttf
Downloading AMALOBO...OK; saving file AMALOBO.ttf
Downloading ALPHD___...OK; saving file ALPHD___.ttf
Downloading ALPHC___...OK; saving file ALPHC___.ttf
Downloading AMERDU__...OK; saving file AMERDU__.ttf
Downloading AMUSAF__...OK; saving file AMUSAF__.ttf
Downloading AMIGA4EVER...OK; saving file AMIGA4EVER.ttf
Downloading AMERP___...OK; saving file AMERP___.ttf
Downloading AMERDCOU...OK; saving file AMERDCOU.ttf
Downloading AMSTT___...OK; saving file AMSTT___.ttf
Downloading AMIGA4EVER_PRO2...OK; saving file AMIGA4EVER_PRO2.ttf
Downloading AMERDEXP...OK; saving file AMERDEXP.ttf
Downloading AMERDSC_...OK; saving file AMERDSC_.ttf

this is going to be a while.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 4:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

just so everyone knows what they are getting it is the fonts from this site: http://grsites.com

I wonder if it is within their policy for the mass downloading. That is my only issue

edit they seem to have a fairly open policy:

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The fonts are freeware. They were not created by us, but were obtained from various sources on the Internet that referred to them as freely distributable. They can be used freely for use in web pages and so on, but some of the authors of these graphics might not approve of seeing them used for commercial purposes (e.g. making them part of a commercial software package.)

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 4:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about just making a big tbz file and set up a torrent?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I could download and do that, would of course have to figure out how to set up a torrent
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stonent wrote:
How about just making a big tbz file and set up a torrent?


Because then someone needs to run a tracker? Jeez man, the guy writes a nice script and you jump on him without even looking at it.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its true, the script does not need the root pass. It just downloads them. But at least now you have a JUNK load of fonts to choose from :D

edit: but feel free to make a portage package out of this. I wouldn't mind that happening! (I just dont know how to script a portage package :( )
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha...awesome...no more scrolling through font sites.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one,

thanks very much :D
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for this, it's pretty cool. And if for some reason this isn't enough fonts for you (and you know it isn't ;)) you can grab even more from a similar script Here. This script grabs fonts from Clipserver.de It's written in python so to run just type "python get.py"

note I didn't make this script or anything, merely linked it from this thread
Enjoy.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great, something to do before heading to bed. :)
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

7500 fonts... hmmm...

I wonder if anyone really *need* 7500 or more fonts or is it just that it's nice to have and is a cool bragging thing ;-)

On another note, if anyone of you who actually downloaded the fonts could give some feedback on performance in programs that brings up fontlists, it would be nice :)

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ebrostig wrote:
7500 fonts... hmmm...

I wonder if anyone really *need* 7500 or more fonts or is it just that it's nice to have and is a cool bragging thing ;-)

On another note, if anyone of you who actually downloaded the fonts could give some feedback on performance in programs that brings up fontlists, it would be nice :)

Erik


I would like to know what others have to say about preformance as well after having installed thousands of fonts :)
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw no performance drop once I moved the fonts into a font directory, added the font path to xorg.config and did an fc-cache.

Thanks to NOT having a registry, fonts don't hinder performance in linux!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

abracadaver wrote:
Thanks for this, it's pretty cool. And if for some reason this isn't enough fonts for you (and you know it isn't ;)) you can grab even more from a similar script Here. This script grabs fonts from Clipserver.de It's written in python so to run just type "python get.py"

note I didn't make this script or anything, merely linked it from this thread
Enjoy.


Yeah, I think the fonts at clipserver, using that script are better, since they are high quality bitstream ones.. not 3500 crap fonts :-)

but I may be biased since I wrote that script :-)
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

shm wrote:
abracadaver wrote:
Thanks for this, it's pretty cool. And if for some reason this isn't enough fonts for you (and you know it isn't ;)) you can grab even more from a similar script Here. This script grabs fonts from Clipserver.de It's written in python so to run just type "python get.py"

note I didn't make this script or anything, merely linked it from this thread
Enjoy.


Yeah, I think the fonts at clipserver, using that script are better, since they are high quality bitstream ones.. not 3500 crap fonts :-)

but I may be biased since I wrote that script :-)


Link to script?

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aurora wrote:
Link to script?

You just quoted the link dude.. haha 8O

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ebrostig wrote:
7500 fonts... hmmm...

I wonder if anyone really *need* 7500 or more fonts or is it just that it's nice to have and is a cool bragging thing ;-)

On another note, if anyone of you who actually downloaded the fonts could give some feedback on performance in programs that brings up fontlists, it would be nice :)

Erik


Trust me dude. If you get in to graphic design, you need all the fonts you can get.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow. This is a great idea!

Thanks a bunch. This will save me a lot of time!!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ebrostig wrote:
7500 fonts... hmmm...

I wonder if anyone really *need* 7500 or more fonts or is it just that it's nice to have and is a cool bragging thing ;-)

On another note, if anyone of you who actually downloaded the fonts could give some feedback on performance in programs that brings up fontlists, it would be nice :)

Erik

Exactly what I was thinking..
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arker wrote:
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Link to script?

You just quoted the link dude.. haha 8O

~djc


Hahahaha!

Oh man...I'm so stupid. I saw like, all of your links BUT the one to the script! :D

Thanks ;)
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't seem to get perl to use an http proxy server (not even if I do export http_proxy="proxy-server.xx:port"). Can anyone help me out here?

The python script works just fine though. Awesome fonts, thanks!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2004 3:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is all I get when I run the script...I don't know Perl so I'm not sure how to interpret it:

Code:
krunk downloadFonts $ perl get_fonts.pl
Can't locate LWP/UserAgent.pm in @INC (@INC contains: /etc/perl /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.2/i686-linux /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.2 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.0/i686-linux /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.0 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.2/i686-linux /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.2 /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.0/i686-linux /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.0 /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.2/i686-linux /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.2 /usr/local/lib/site_perl /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.0/i686-linux /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.0 .) at get_fonts.pl line 3.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at get_fonts.pl line 3.

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