6,760 Fonts

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Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): Add the source-code for this project on opencode.net

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Description:

The Absolute Fonts Archive created a page that will let you download many fonts one at a time, or for a fee you can download them all as a zip file.

Upon careful inspection of their site I found a multitude of corrupted font files. After removing all the corrupted files I was left with 6,760 fonts. I have chosen to turn them into a tarball and offer them as a free download.
Last changelog:

10 years ago

Previously a perl script was available here for download, but as I am now hosting the fonts myself, it is no longer necessary.

If you are on a dial-up connection try using a program like kget to download them, in case there is a disconnect.

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SeanParsons

15 years ago

Sorry everyone,

The Linux Box was down for awhile. The site is currently being rebuilt and the above link should once again be valid, although not everything on the site is up quite yet.

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v3rb0

16 years ago

now it is ~$8 to download em all in one bundle.

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v3rb0

16 years ago

my bad, found them at http://thelinuxbox.org/files/fonts.tar.gz

but [download] url should be updated :)

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Technaton

16 years ago

Hello,

the "download" link does not work, error message as follows: "This domain is missing from the Web server configuration"

Please fix it, thanks :-)

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angrykeyboarder

16 years ago

And a few weeks later, it's still not fixed....

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akincisor

16 years ago

I have downloaded a large number of fonts (~1000) and have installed them in my home directory. I then have two problems:

1> As I'm not familiar with all the fonts, searching for the font I need is a pain.

2> KDE takes a long time at login to register all the fonts.

Please tell me what I can do to alleviate these problems.

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arcterex

16 years ago

Well, if the number of fonts that are installed is too high then your window manager (gnome/kde) will take longer to load up. Suggestion is to just remove all but the "good" fonts and try to keep it under a couple of hundred :)

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maitre

16 years ago

www.fontz.de!

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jmm

16 years ago

kudos, what a handy little tool

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trueg

16 years ago

running it now.... thanks for that.

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AussieJohn

16 years ago

What do you mean when you say they are freely distributable?? I find on the site that it requires a once off fee of $US6.95.
I don't begrudge that but to me it is a contradiction. Or is it??
Anyway I don't have a credit card and have never had one (now as a pensioner it is almost impossible to get one) so it looks like I miss out.

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SeanParsons

16 years ago

By 'freely (re)distributable' I am refering to the license for the fonts. They can choose to charge whatever they want, but if you read their site you will see that all they did was collect them from various places on the web. They are charging for the convenience of being able to download them as a single *.zip file.

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gourdin

16 years ago

:)

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hyperio

16 years ago

ok well downloading them worked and its on
my /home/DownloadFonts directory... now I just have one question... where do I put them now that I have them all downloaded so that the system registers their existence? any help would be much appreciated ^_^

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SeanParsons

16 years ago

You could use several methods to install them. The easiest is probably just to use KControl-->System-->Font Installer

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Ekardnam

16 years ago

downloading... :D

great thing, 6800 fonts! Useful and easy!

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nomercy

16 years ago

great script it worked for me.. all the packages were installed in my MDK10.0 release! i just ran it straight from command line!
thanks guy! no more boring fonts for me!

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marcopalla

16 years ago

Sorry but with redhat 9.0 the script doesn't work, anyone kwows how? I'm not a linux expert of course....

thanx a lot

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SeanParsons

16 years ago

I've updated the script today. Let me know if it still doesn't work for you.

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chivas

16 years ago

Hello. Great perl script but for dial-up users it's not that great since every time it is restarted it downloads all the files all over again. I've made this modification to the script so it will automatically skip any downloaded file.
if ( not ( -e "./font/$font.ttf" ) ) {
print "Downloading $font\n";
...
close( FP );
}
else {
print "$font already downloaded. Skipping...\n";
}

You could add a command line option to overwrite existing files (for newer versions) if you are really interested. Have fun!

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wolphin

15 years ago

How do you install the fonts? I´ve downloaded the full zip with all 6760 fonts but I´m not sure how to install them - could someone please help me?

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RND

16 years ago

what size are we talking about here for the total downnload? Im on dialup so have to think about the size :(

Btw Ive already installed 1400+ fonts direct from the windows folder.

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SeanParsons

16 years ago

The total size is over 300 MB, so a dial up connection would be extremely painful.

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RND

16 years ago

ouch :o

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spoon

16 years ago

I refuse to click on each font, so I created a perl script to screen scrape and download.

http://spoonware.org/getit.pl.script

I put the ".perl" extension on due to the webserver wanting to run anything ".pl" Just make a directory, copy file there, make a "font" directory in that directory and run.

Enjoy

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10 years ago

Previously a perl script was available here for download, but as I am now hosting the fonts myself, it is no longer necessary.

If you are on a dial-up connection try using a program like kget to download them, in case there is a disconnect.

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