[scribus] Launching with "scribus -fi"

peter linnell plinnell at scribus.info
Fri Oct 29 08:44:19 CEST 2010

On 10/29/10 3:59 AM, John Jason Jordan wrote:
> On Thu, 28 Oct 2010 21:08:20 -0400
> Gregory Pittman<gregp_ky at yahoo.com>  dijo:
>> If you're using KDE or Gnome, try following the instructions in the
>> manual about managing fonts (p 185-186). You also might try fontmatrix
>> for font management.
> The instructions in the Scribus manual are just for installing fonts.
> Unfortunately I know that very well. Too well, as evidently I have
> installed some fonts more than once. :)
> I have long had Fontmatrix installed, but it is not very stable for me.
> Just now I tried it, but it does not have the ability to delete a font
> file. It does display duplicates, although you have to scroll through
> manually. Once you find a duplicate you can deactivate one of them, but
> the duplicate file remains in whatever folder it was in. Once I find a
> duplicate with Fontmatrix I can delete the duplicate font file with
> Nautilus or the command line, but then Fontmatrix crashes.
> I was hoping to get just a list of duplicates so I could quickly go
> into the folder and delete them. Most of the duplicates are font files
> that are in /usr/share/fonts and duplicated in ~/.fonts. I am the only
> user of this computer, so I would just delete the duplicate files in
> ~/.fonts.
> It's not a critical thing. The duplicate font files don't seem to cause
> any problems (except maybe for Fontmatrix). I just like to keep things
> tidy.

Try fc-cache -fv as root, then restart the applications. This refreshes 
fontconfig's font cache.

Sometimes this can fix "duplicates"



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