[scribus] Font substitution
jo.hose.evans at gmail.com
Sun Feb 19 07:33:31 UTC 2017
I don't think this last posting is any use to me because I am running
Windows 10 not Linux.
On 19 February 2017 at 16:14, William Bader <williambader at hotmail.com>
> From: Gregory Pittman <gpittman at iglou.com>
> Sent: Saturday, February 18, 2017 8:07 PM
> To: Scribus User Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [scribus] Font substitution
> 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)
> >> regular and bold. But now when I open the documents, although the
> >> text is correctly displayed, it substitutes Arial for the Vijaya bold
> >> When I look in Preferences... Fonts the table entry for Vijaya Bold
> >> the substitution but ther seems no way of editing the table to remove
> >> substitution.
> >> I have tried reinstalling Vijaya into Windows but this has had no
> > 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.
> LibreOffice might use another method of getting fonts. In any case, you
> can check the fonts available to fontconfig with the fc-list command
> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/font_configuration and you can ask
> fontconfig what provides or substitutes for a given font with the fc-match
> command. https://linux.die.net/man/1/fc-match
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