By Brian Leonard on Jun 17, 2009
As a user of OpenSolaris you may be wondering why it's missing all the popular fonts such as Arial, Times New Roman and the ever popular Wingdings. The license for these fonts prohibit their distribution with the operating system, however, they are freely available to you in the extra repository.
If you haven't yet set up the extra repository, take a moment and do so because it has other goodies like Flash, VirtualBox and the JavaFX SDK.
Once you have the extra repository added, the additional fonts are in the ttf-fonts-core package:
bleonard@opensolaris:~$ pkg info -r ttf-fonts-core Name: system/font/truetype/ttf-fonts-core Summary: Core desktop and document TrueType fonts Category: System/Fonts State: Not installed Publisher: extra Version: 1.0 Build Release: 5.11 Branch: 0.111 Packaging Date: Fri Apr 3 19:46:26 2009 Size: 16.10 MB FMRI: pkg://firstname.lastname@example.org,5.11-0.111:20090403T194626Z
The list of fonts includes:
bleonard@opensolaris:~$ pfexec pkg install ttf-fonts-core DOWNLOAD PKGS FILES XFER (MB) Completed 1/1 84/84 9.49/9.49 PHASE ACTIONS Install Phase 98/98 PHASE ITEMS Reading Existing Index 8/8 Indexing Packages 1/1
Then use them: