On Fri, 13 Feb 2009 13:07:00 -0800, prad <p...@towardsfreedom.com> wrote:i need greek letters for math work.[...] any suggestions?I'm not sure if this helps you, but I've seen a font on an ancient "Windows" 3.11 installation that included all greek letters (uppercase and lowercase), but without special punctuation (which is not needed for math purposes, I think). Was the font named "Symbol"? I can't remember, it's long time ago. But maybe you can check and find a TTF file that can be imported to X and / or the application you use? I think using "sprites" of the letters instead of a font is not a good idea...
x11-fonts/gentium for one has a good set of Greek characters within the font. Many other freely available TTF fonts do likewise. I notice the OP is using inkscape -- I can't see an easy way of inputting Greek characters from the keyboard with that app, and there isn't a handy character chooser like there is in openoffice. However Gentium does come with some handy proof sheets of all of the Greek and Roman glyphs provided by the font in: /usr/local/share/doc/gentium/Gentium-Greek-Specimen.pdf You can cut'n'paste from there. Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard Flat 3 PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Ramsgate Kent, CT11 9PW
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