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Hi,

just playing around with the native reaper on Debian 9. Is it normal that the font looks a bit arkward?

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lilith wrote:Hi,

just playing around with the native reaper on Debian 9. Is it normal that the font looks a bit arkward?
Installing mscorefonts helps (even with the Linux native version). And things about the theme are customizable in a libSwell.colortheme file. Searching for "libSwell.colortheme" at the Reaper forum should bring up some pointers. Some people shared their changes and it did make a big difference in the appearance of fonts.

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@eric71: Thanks for your tips. I installed the mscorefonts, no change however. Maybe it needs a reboot. I also made an Account in the Reaper forum and ask there.

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lilith wrote:I installed the mscorefonts, no change however. Maybe it needs a reboot..
rather logging out and back in to your desktop GUI session

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Please post the solution if you find it, I haven't tried it an a while but I remember the font was terrible.

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The ms fonts didn't change anything but what helps is editing the reaper config file and making the font ~15-20 % larger:

~/.config/REAPER/reaper.ini file.

and adding the line:

ui_scale=1.2 // scales the sizes in libSwell.colortheme

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Justin suggested to
change the font-mapping in the ini file as well, by removing the comment "//" from the ft_font_fallback= line, and adding the fonts you prefer at the start. The fonts listed are the default order, so maybe you need to install one of them?
That has zero influence to the fonts.

I looks like this at the moment (not too bad ... ):

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@ SYSRQER: Did you install the ReaPack?

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lilith wrote:@ SYSRQER: Did you install the ReaPack?
Yes?

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sysrqer wrote:
lilith wrote:@ SYSRQER: Did you install the ReaPack?
Yes?
Ok, I just discovered it now :) Is there anything else I need to know? :mrgreen:

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lilith wrote: Ok, I just discovered it now :) Is there anything else I need to know? :mrgreen:
Haha. I'm not sure, there's so much to see and learn. If there's anything you find yourself doing a lot then there is probably a way to make it quicker or automated with custom actions.

Also, have a look over this, scripts are where it really gets pwoerful - http://www.admiralbumblebee.com/ReaperScripts.html

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One thing you might find useful as well, grouping parameters. If you have two tracks that you know you want to be panned equally to each side then you can group the pan so when you move one it moves the other the opposite direction.

Add these to a custom action:

SWS/S&M: Set selected tracks to first unused group (default flags)
Script: mpl_Toggle reverse pan flag and invert color of track under mouse (I edited this one so it doesn't color the track)

Assign it to a key. Then select two tracks and hit the key and now they are grouped.

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sysrqer wrote:One thing you might find useful as well, grouping parameters. If you have two tracks that you know you want to be panned equally to each side then you can group the pan so when you move one it moves the other the opposite direction.

Add these to a custom action:

SWS/S&M: Set selected tracks to first unused group (default flags)
Script: mpl_Toggle reverse pan flag and invert color of track under mouse (I edited this one so it doesn't color the track)

Assign it to a key. Then select two tracks and hit the key and now they are grouped.
Never used that. I'll check it, thank you!

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MS CORE FONTS (mscorefonts)

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You might need to manually install the MSCOREFONTS (Microsoft Core Fonts)

I forget which fonts are the core ones, but there's only about 10 of them.
A web search will tell you which ones are the main ones.

I remember that the downloadable .DEB / PPA on Ubuntu systems used to malfunction.
So I don't even do that anymore.

I know a few of them: (but not all)

Arial
Verdana
Tahoma
Times New Roman
Courier
MS Sans Serif(?)

They go into c:\Windows\Fonts

They are totally mandatory for installing FL Studio, also.
Without them, you can't see any menus.

They are .TTF files (TrueType Fonts).
If you own your own Windows system or dual boot, you can just copy them into that folder manually using a flash drive.

I find that to be the easiest way, and you can add other fonts that way too.
Wine will see them, as that's the default normal location for windows-compatible programs to find fonts besides within their own directory.

So of course, in Linux, check inside of your .wine folder for the nested fake C: drive and inside that for the fake Windows folder, etc.

Good luck.

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Re: Linux REAPER works!

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... And can now be downloaded from the Reaper website :D

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