TrueType Fonts on Debian; RCS Template-Compliant Web-Based Presentations
Two related issues here:
- Many Web pages and documents make use of Microsoft's core TrueType fonts. It is easy to get them up and working in Debian.
- RCS branding requires that presentations should comply with the given template. This template uses "The Sans Classic" TrueType font.
And a successful result:
- A presentation: as plain Web pages; as a slideshow— hit space, left and right arrows, and toggle ESCape.
apt-get the Utilites and Fonts Required
apt-get install xfonts-utils # # ...ok, you probably already have this # apt-get install ttmkfdir apt-get install msttcorefonts # # ...You'll need "contrib" in your apt sources for msttcorefonts # to be found... # # -- msttcorefonts downloads the TrueType fonts as part of # its installation/setup
Configure X11 to Use the MS TT Fonts
cd /usr/share/fonts/truetype/msttcorefonts ttmkfdir -o fonts.scale # ...from ttmkfdir mkfontdir -e /usr/share/fonts/X11/encodings # ...from xfonts-utils
Applications, including Firefox, will need to be restarted to use the new fonts.
Install the RCS Template TrueType Font
Grab a copy of the "The Sans Classic" .ttf files (e.g., local copy) and stick them in
Configure X11 to Use the The Sans Classic
Use ttmkfdir and mkfontdir, as before.
Write the Web-Based Presentation
- Yes, of course it's a Web-based presentation; I don't do PowerPoint.
- HTML produced using a bunch of Perl scripts from a markup language called REML, which lives in my head.
- Links to the presentation itself near the top of this page.