[scribus] Font oddities
John Jason Jordan
johnxj at comcast.net
Sun Nov 21 04:07:50 CET 2010
On Sat, 20 Nov 2010 18:54:37 -0800
John Jason Jordan <johnxj at comcast.net> dijo:
>Scribus 1.3.8 and Fontmatrix 0.6.99 on Fedora 13, x86_64.
>Two perplexing issues:
>1) Scribus finds the following fonts, which do not exist on the
>computer, as far as I can tell:
>A filesystem search on Hershey turned up nothing, although the file
>name could be something else. More interestingly, Fontmatrix does not
>find them. Note: Fontmatrix crashes if any fonts are modified or
>deleted while it is running. And it does not refresh the font list
>when it is launched unless you manually delete the .Fontmatrix folder
>to force it to rebuild its list of fonts. I deleted the .Fontmatrix
>folder, but Fontmatrix still does not see any fonts named Hershey.
>Even more interesting, applying any of the Hershey fonts to text in
>Scribus causes the text to appear as all underscores in the canvas.
>Google turned up a website which lists even more Hershey fonts and says
>they are "fonts converted from Hershey outlines." Apparently the site
>lists Type 1 fonts to be used with Ghostscript.
>Any elucidation is welcome.
Never mind, I finally found them. They are all .pfa files
The only question is why they suddenly appear in Scribus. They never
used to. And no other application sees them.
They are also singularly hideous.
I went into Preferences > Fonts and unchecked them all so Scribus will
not use them.
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