fonts used by evince
On Fri, 22 Jun 2012 15:48:23 +0200, Paul Seyfert wrote:
> I don't precisely know what fixed it but now the font is correctly
> displayed for me. deleting files from /usr/share/fonts/ somewhat brought
> unreproducible results.
You deleted all the fonts under "/usr/share/fonts/" path? :-?
> I started font-manager (which I believed to be inactive since I
> commented out the corresponding entries in ~/.fonts.conf). In debuging
> earlier I added the symbol.ttf which comes with cernroot to the user
> fonts of the font-manager (didn't help back then). Now I removed
> symbol.ttf from the font manager and restored /usr/share/fonts to how
> my standard package installation prepared it. Now the plot gets
> displayed correctly.
Not sure about the steps you did but what solved the problem for me was
renaming/moving MS TrueType Symbol font from "/usr/local/share/fonts/"
thus forcing the system to use another one.
> my conclusion:
> - no idea what went wrong before I installed font-manager
I don't think this is something related to font-manager :-?
> - symbol.ttf which comes with cernroot is behaving strangely
> using it for displaying causes wrong displaying of non embedded greek
The behaviour you get is similar to mine, despite in my case the source
of the symbol font was different than yours.
> - if you create pdfs always embed fonts
Always, always, always... some recommendations are good in theory but not
that good when you put in practice :-P
- I learned the gs command to repair pdfs.
By reinjecting/embedding the fonts, that's indeed a good trick when you
have no access to the original document.
- ttf files not only help displaying fonts, they can also break it.
This is not because of TTF but a bug coming from a different place (in
wheezy the problem is not present even using symbol.ttf).
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