Iron Maiden

How cool would it be to see this the next time you travel?


I watched Iron Maiden's latest documentary this past weekend, Flight 666. What I found most impressive was that lead singer Bruce Dickinson pilots the tour plane! This is a Boeing 757 - not some simple Cessna. And If you've seen him on stage you'll wonder where he finds the energy to then fly a plane from Tokyo to Los Angeles.

So, what's any of this got to do with OpenSolaris? A friend of mine turned me on to the Iron Maiden font. Unlike the TrueType fonts, it's not in any IPS repository. In order to install it (or any other such font that you download), extract the maiden.ttf from the zip file and copy it to /usr/X11/lib/X11/fonts/TTF.

pfexec cp maiden.ttf /usr/X11/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/ 

Once the font is in place, you'll be able to access it from your editor:

I kinda like this logo:


Comments:

Way too cool !

Posted by Markus Weber on July 07, 2009 at 09:09 AM GMT #

Hey,

alternatively you can do just

mkdir -p ~/.fonts
cp foobar.ttf ~/.fonts

Posted by Jan Spitalnik on July 07, 2009 at 09:31 AM GMT #

Love it!!!

Posted by Bill LaMorey on July 07, 2009 at 09:40 AM GMT #

Jan, thanks for the tip.

Posted by Brian Leonard on July 07, 2009 at 09:44 AM GMT #

Brian, thanks a lot for that post! I knew that Bruce is a pilot too. But I didn't know that Iron Maiden TT fonts. I very like them! Your OpenSolaris logo also is great! I think it can be official logo of the project ;)

Posted by ptecza on July 08, 2009 at 03:23 AM GMT #

Yeesh, that kerning is awful (read: non-existent). And people wonder why \*good\* fonts cost so much.

Posted by guest on July 23, 2009 at 04:07 AM GMT #

why does this font show up in little squares it is in the font group any help

Posted by dave on December 13, 2009 at 04:22 PM GMT #

why does this font show up in little squares it is in the font group any help

Posted by dave on December 13, 2009 at 04:23 PM GMT #

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