In times of crisis it has been worthwhile to be economical with certain tasks of our daily work, and printing documents on Linux is sure to be one you do more commonly than you think. Ink saving techniques of our printer there are many, from those that they lighten the color of the font to others who they reduce the number of dots in the typography. The one we teach you today is based on use a type of source called an ecofont.
With this typography you can save ink when printing a text, as these are fonts that contain tiny gaps that are not appreciable to the naked eye. This in documents where we use 1 size from 12 to 14 points, Which are the most common for any work we do.
Using this new type of font we will be able to squeeze a little more ink from our cartridges and therefore save some money with every impression we make. To get to the source, go to the link and download to your computer: Ecofont.
Once you have downloaded it, you will be able to install it inside the local system folder located in / Usr / share / fonts / truetype / freefont, Given that internally it will be identified as Ecofont Vera Sans. Ecofont it is an open source source and its use is free. To remove it from the system, simply delete it from the fonts folder.
if we want use ecofont as the default source of our main programs, we must first configure them. Here’s how to do it on some of them.
- Open Nautilus as a user root
- Go to the route /usr/share/AbiSuite-2.4/templates
- Open the file normal.awt-ca_ES
- Select Format> Create Modify> Style
- Select modify
- Click on the lower left button, in Select typography
- Select the font Ecofont Vera Sans
- Close and apply the changes
- Now save the document and close the Abiword program
- Finally, open Abiword already configured with the new default font
OpenOffice – Writter
- Open a new document
- In the toolbar, select Tools> Options> OpenOffice.org> Fonts and choose the source Ecofont Vera Sans and its size
- Again, on the toolbar select Tools> Options> OpenOffice.org Writter> Default Fonts and choose the source Ecofont Vera Sans and its size.
OpenOffice – Calc
- Open a new document, change the source to Ecofont Vera Sans and choose the size
- In the toolbar, select File> Templates> Save. Now store the new template with the name My Template in the default directory /home/user/.openoffice.org/3/user/template (in OpenOffice 3) o /home/user/.openoffice.org2/user/template (en OpenOffice 2)
- Then select the option File> Templates> Manage. In the default directory, select the file My Template, Expand the context menu by right-clicking and selecting the option Set as default.
From now on, the new documents that are created will do so with the formats and styles defined in the template, and the selected font will be the one we have chosen in My Template.
- In the program toolbar we will go to menu Edit> Preferences> Fonts and Colors> Typography. Then choose the source Ecofont Vera Sans and its size.
Finally, we leave you with a small sample of how the ecofont font looks in the system in front of the FreeSans typeface. As you can see, the extension of ecofont to FreeSans is larger in all sizes, but the small gaps that it presents up to 16 points do not begin to be visualized. The savings, however, do occur when using it, although at first glance we can not appreciate any substantial difference.
We assume that the savings for your pockets will be long-term, but it is not expensive to get used to using this type of more environmentally friendly sources and also with our pockets.