[scribus] Find a font

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Sun Mar 14 22:11:07 CET 2010

On 03/14/2010 04:57 PM, John Jason Jordan wrote:
> A few months ago I created a 132 page book in Scribus on Jaunty
> x86_64. Now I need to make a few revisions. But in the meantime I went
> distro shopping and ended up with Fedora 11 x86_64 (Gnome). In the
> process I have apparently lost the font "Arial," although I do have MS
> Arial Unicode installed. I probably still have the old Arial font
> because I installed Fedora on a brand new hard disk; the old Jaunty
> hard disk is on the shelf. But it would be a pain to retrieve it
> because the computer is a laptop. I'd have to shutdown, swap disks,
> boot to Jaunty, put the font on a USB stick, shutdown, swap disks,
> reboot to Fedora, install the font.
> Now, I don't recall ever using Arial-anything in this document. When I
> open the document with on Fedora I get a warning message that
> the font is not installed. Apparently the font exists in the document
> somewhere, but I'll bet it was just a space somewhere, or defined in a
> style that was not actually used or something. I'd like to find
> wherever the font Arial exists in the document. If it's trivial I'll
> just change it to something else. If it's significant enough to keep
> it, then I'll switch to MS Arial Unicode. I just need to be sure the
> font change doesn't cause text reflow to mess up the layout.
> I tried using Outline to locate the font, but it didn't work as I
> expected. That is, I entered "Arial" as a filter, but then none of the
> pages had a triangle next to them. If I remove the filter, then all
> pages have a triangle so I can see all the elements on that page.
> Apparently Outline thinks no pages have an element containing Arial.
> I should add that using Find is not a good option. The document
> contains at least a hundred different stories. Even if I get lucky and
> find it in the very first story that I checked, I still wouldn't know if
> it also existed in the other stories.
> I also tried Preflight Verifier, but it just reports no problems. (On
> opening the document I used the warning message dialog box to switch
> the Arial font to MS Arial Unicode.)
> Collect for Output also doesn't solve the problem. That is, it will
> collect the font, but it won't tell me where it was used.
> Have I missed some obvious way to find all instances of where a font is
> used in the entire document?

Personally, I would scan the file with a text editor looking for 
instances of the word. It may have gotten assigned as a default font 
somewhere even though it was not actually used in a real sense.


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