[scribus] Font substitution

William Bader williambader at hotmail.com
Sun Feb 19 00:45:38 UTC 2017

From: Gregory Pittman <gpittman at iglou.com>
Sent: Saturday, February 18, 2017 4:54 PM
To: Scribus User Mailing List
Subject: Re: [scribus] Font substitution

On 02/18/2017 03:29 PM, Jo Evans wrote:
> Scribus 1.4.6 on Windows 10
> I have some documents made previously using Vijaya font (a free TTF) both
> regular and bold. But now when I open the documents, although the regular
> text is correctly displayed, it substitutes Arial for the Vijaya bold text.
> When I look in Preferences... Fonts the table entry for Vijaya Bold shows
> the substitution but ther seems no way of editing the table to remove the
> substitution.
> I have tried reinstalling Vijaya into Windows but this has had no effect.

I'm having the same problem with DejaVu fonts -- Scribus won't recognize
them, and substitutes in old files.



I think that Scribus uses fontconfig https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/fontconfig/ to locate the installed fonts. The fonts might have to be installed with a method that fontconfig supports.


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