When installing urwfonts-1.0 from the ports, it displays a helpful
message directing the installer to update FontPath in XF86Config.
The message does not appear when installing from the package.
This causes problems with OpenOffice-1.1, and likely many other
apps, since the fonts are there but the X server isn't aware of
them. I'd suggest putting this message in all fonts ports and
packages for the sake of non-FreeBSD-gurus who wouldn't be
aware of the need to edit their XF86Config to activate new fonts.
to XF86Config, and restart the X server.
( Log out and type Ctrl+Alt+Backspace )
While you're there, you might want to look for any other fonts
directories that are missing from the FontPath. Note that some
may not be under /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts.
How-To-Repeat: pkg_add -r urwfonts
Try typing something in Times 96pt font
Over to maintainer.
Setup instructions moved to pkg-message, thanks for the report!