[scribus] Font substitution

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Sun Feb 19 01:07:37 UTC 2017

On 02/18/2017 07:45 PM, William Bader wrote:
> 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.
> Greg
> ---
> 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.

This doesn't make any sense to me. DejaVu fonts have always worked fine.
I can't find anything in the link to connect fontconfig to some
operation to check or evaluate fonts.

LibreOffice has no problem with DejaVu.


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