[scribus] Missing fonts
steven.dfirst at virgin.net
Sat Apr 22 07:32:28 UTC 2017
Forgive me Jo. I have just got my brain in gear;
Can you look in C Windows / Fonts - see if Trajan Pro is still actuall
Can you look in Openoffice in the fonts;
The top part of that list shows "Recently used" fonts - if you have recently
used Trajan Pro; that is why it is showing in the top part of the fonts list.
The bottom part of that list shows the A-Z list of the available fonts on the
machine; see if Trajan Pro is listed in this part of the fonts list.
My guess is that it is only in the Recently used list and not in the available
If that is the case then you have windows 10 and the recent update has deleted
You then need to find a friend still running windows 7 and get them to copy
Trajan Pro out of their Windows / Fonts folder and email it to you.
There are two faces in the font as you probably know; you will need them to copy
out both of them and send them.
Double click on the font file; say install and you should be back in business
- what happens when Microsoft check up on the fonts folder I don't know.
So two things;
1: create a folder for "Jobs Fonts" - and copy and paste together all the fonts
you use in your various artwork jobs. It's a pain; but it is something I have
learned (like this) the hard way.
2: open your most critical artwork and create a copy with the text converted to
curves. (For heavens' sake keep the original too with revision numbers)
It means you can no longer edit that text in the converted version. But it saves
you the howling grief of a client wanting to reprint a bit of artwork from 4
years ago and you cannot get the original text file open to print it.
But start building up that "Job Fonts" folder. It saves tons of grief when
moving files around between different machines and new versions of windows.
It is amazing how many fonts I have seen rolled back over the years.
I still have an old - 17 year old - copy of Coral Draw CD that I still keep only
for the folders full of fonts on it.
But don't be surprised if, very soon, Windows reports an unlicensed copy of
Trajan Pro on your machine as a result of copying it back from a Windows 7
machine. Then you will have to trudge along to a font shop - I use fonts.com -
and cough up the money.
Not a great start to the day but that is about as gentle as I can break the
news. It's gone. Patch it quick and keep your credit card handy.
> On 22 April 2017 at 00:42 Jo Evans <jo.hose.evans at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 22 April 2017 at 11:03, STEVEN WALKER <steven.dfirst at virgin.net> wrote:
> > The "file explorer does not show Fonts directory" might be a "show
> > hidden
> > system
> > folders" thing in Windows.
> > No, its the file explorer window that Scribus opens which does not show
> C:\Windows\Fonts. The folder DOES show up when I open the Windows File
> Explorer and in that case the fonts are there.
> Curious that the two fonts DO show up in
> Open Office
> Corel PaintShop Pro X9
> but not in GIMP 2.8.
> It suggests to me that the problem is nothing to do with Windows 10.
> > (Look in control panel / File Explorer options / View / Hide protected
> > operating
> > system files. (un tick it)
> > - might be . . .
> > The other problem that is looming is; Microsoft have been figuring out
> > how
> > to
> > make more money out of the fonts they created.
> > I note with the latest Win10 update; some fonts have been "withdrawn" -
> > I
> > got
> > caught out with a couple I have used in a bit of artwork that suddenly
> > didn't
> > open after the update.
> > Trajan Pro was one of them! - hence I tell you all this stuff - it isn't
> > quite a
> > tanget as you imagine . . .
> > The pesky little monkeys had wanted me to pay £49 on fonts.com to get
> > them back
> > . . . fortunately I have a machine available that still had Win7 on it
> > and
> > all
> > the fonts - so I snatched 'em back . . . no doubt Bill Gates will do
> > something
> > sneaky about that next time round.
> > But as you say; if they show up in LibreOffice and not in Scribus . . .
> > that is
> > odd; but then Scribus may have a slightly better font management system
> > and has
> > "phoned home to Momma" only to be told these fonts are out of license.
> > Trajan Pro was definately the one that went pop for me.
> > Blame Bill. Cheeky blighter is telling us we have to keep up our
> > overseas
> > aid
> > budget and Microsoft are getting ready to make more money out of Windows
> > 10 than
> > the entire aid budget for the whole UN!
> > It's is going to be an endless series of pop up adverts all over the
> > screen from
> > here on.
> > Unless you rent - at a huge sum every month - the soon to be announced
> > "advert
> > free" version
> > Time to start learning linux.
> > Steven
> > >
> > > On 21 April 2017 at 10:15 Jo Evans <jo.hose.evans at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > Scribus 1.4.6 and 1.5.2 on Windows 10
> > >
> > > I am creating a document and want to use two fonts that are on my
> > system
> > > in
> > > C:Windows\Fonts. The fonts are *Trajan Pro* and *Bickham Script
> > Pro*. They
> > > are available in LibreOffice but do not show up in Scribus.
> > >
> > > When I go to Preferences/Fonts/Additional paths/Add... the file
> > explorer
> > > does not show a Fonts directory in C:\Windows\
> > >
> > > How can I get Scribus to find these missing fonts?
> > >
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