Re: [wpmac] WP/Mac on Intel-based Macs
- On May 8, 2006, at 7:49 PM, Douglas Bouley wrote:
> There were at least 2 versions of WP for Linux. The original one was aDouglas:
> variant of WordPerfect for UNIX. WP UNIX is more like WP Mac than WP
> Windows in appearance. I am not aware of any place where you can now
> download it, though a Google search may find it. Corel distributed a
> free (download) version of it for awhile, so a legal version may
> well be
> out there somewhere. It is somewhat fussy as to libraries and other
> prerequisites, so I'm not sure what modern Linux distributions can
> support it. If you can find it and get it installed, this is the most
> solid WP for LINUX. Also, there is the ability to run a CHUI
> version of
> WP UNIX. Can't recall if the LINUX version can do that, too. WP 5 for
> UNIX was/is awesome. Still run that on my Solaris box.
> There was also a short-lived commercial WordPerfect Office for
> Linux. It
> was based on WPWin and used WINE to run. It, too, has pretty much
> vanished. I don't think there was ever a free version. I currently
> this installed on my PB17, running on the old Corel Linux under
> PC. There were complaints about stability with the WINE version. I
> say I've noticed any problems, but then I don't use it very much.
> For grins, I like to open up WP Mac 3.5e, WP DOS 6.22, WPWin12, and WP
> Office for Linux all at the same time (that 17" screen is a necessity
> for this Stupid Mac trick!). I guess I need a hobby, huh?
Believe it or not (someone chime and correct me) there was a WP
version for IBM Mainframes. I do not remember the timeframe but IIRC
it was in the 1970's.
My memory is sketchy as to exactly when though. I also do not
remember the company that was running it. SInce its been over 30
years the rest is best left for the people that can fill in the
It's confusing, but not as bad in practice:
1) If you want to use it in a Classic Application, it has to be in
System Folder| Fonts. Equally, it has to be a Mac Font. In OSX,
Windows fonts work, too.
2) Don't do anything with the folder System| Library| Fonts. Leave it alone.
3) If you are the only user of your Mac, whether you use Library|
Fonts or ~| Library| Fonts is irrelevant. If you share it, fonts in
your Home Folder Library are only available to you.
4) In practice, WP has a very limited set of fonts while I have over
400 available under OSX applications spread around all four font
>--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Don V. Zahniser" <irntooth@...> wrote:
>> See <http://www.lowendmac.com/musings/06/0509.html>
>> for a potential problem relating to duplicate fonts.
>There are fonts all over the place on my machine. The
>standard OSX install has put them in four places:
>Library/Fonts (108 files)
>System (Mac OS 9)/Library/Fonts (17)
>System Folder/Fonts (54, some of which I added)
>The last is what we know as the classic System Folder.
>Fonts in the newer dfont file format are OSX-only I think,
>but otherwise I wonder why there are so many font folders,
>which takes priority when there are duplicates, and which
>folder you should add fonts to. The lowendmac.com article
>describes finding and disabling a duplicate but doesn't go
>further than that.
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