[Scribus] Font Help Please

John Jason Jordan johnxj
Thu Jul 12 07:05:40 CEST 2007

On Wed, 11 Jul 2007 20:29:29 -0400
"John Brown" <johnbrown105 at hotmail.com> dijo:

> John Jason Jordan wrote:
> >The other day I downloaded and installed three of the ADF fonts on my
> >Ubuntu Feisty computer. I put them in ~/.fonts, then ran sudo fc-cache
> >-f, but the fonts did not appear in Scribus. I closed and restarted
> >Scribus, but still no fonts. Then I rebooted the computer, but the
> >fonts still do not appear.

> Kubuntu provides an applet for installing fonts in the Control Panel.
> Maybe Ubuntu has something similar.

In Gnome the file browser is Nautilus and someone once told me a clever
way to install fonts. You open a Search window and type "fonts:" or
"fonts//" or something like that and it opens a window showing all your
installed fonts, including fonts intalled globally. Then you can just
drag your new fonts into the window. Unfortunately, I didn't right down
the exact syntax and now I can't find it. 

> >They also do not appear in any other application, so evidently
> >something more basic is wrong. What is the secret to getting fonts to
> >work?

> Do your new fonts appear when you run fc-list? Is it possible that Scribus
> does not use fontconfig to find fonts?

They did appear when I ran fc-list. And subsequently I launched Scribus
and they are now available. They are also available in OpenOffice.org
now. Other than running fc-list I did nothing. That is, nothing other
than restarting the computer about three times. But that had only to do
with the fact that we're in a heat wave (hit 40 today) and I kept
shutting down anything that might generate the slightest bit of heat.

So the font issue is resolved. I just wish I knew what finally made
them work. Thanks to you and Greg for the suggestions.

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