Missing fonts when upgrading to qt-3.3.3/kde-3.3
James Richard Tyrer
tyrerj at acm.org
Sun Nov 28 18:45:41 GMT 2004
John Nielsen wrote:
> I just upgraded to qt-3.3.3 and kde-3.3.1 from 3.2 and saw to my horror that
> most of my fonts were gone. Most notably the helvetica font which i use a lot
> when reading web pages. In konqueror -> Settings -> Configure Konqueror ->
> Fonts, the font list was filled in automaticly with kde-3.2. With kde-3.3,
> only the first two font rows are filled in.
> I appear to have lost all of the fixed sized fonts and only have the TTF and
> Type1 fonts left.
> I tried adding the missing fonts manually and it worked, but konqueror still
> wont pick them up automaticly like it did before, and web page rendering is
> still ugly.
> I havent installed any special fonts other than the stuff that ships with
> xorg, fontconfig, freetype and friends.
> Has the qt/kde font handling changed between 3.2 and 3.3?
> Has anyone else experienced this problem?
> At this point, any RTFM pointers are most welcome. :-)
The pace to start trouble shooting is with FontConfig. Qt uses FontConfig
rather than the X font server to access fonts.
Open a Konsole and execute:
If this doesn't list:
you have problems.
Then check to see if FontConfig is finding the directory for the font.
As root, run:
This will list the directories that FontConfig has cached. Check to see that
the directory containing Helvetica fonts is listed.
You might try running [as root]:
and see if it fixes your problem.
These directories are listed in:
It is recommended that you use scalable fonts.
You can get Helvetica in the old Windows Adobe Acrobat Reader:
You have to extract this file with WINE or Windows.
Get the ATM files here:
Convert all file names to lower case and install in the usual manner.
Or, if you don't want to do that, it might be better to use URW Nimbus Sans L
(the free clone of Helvetica) which should be on your system if you installed
from a distro. You can check for this with:
fc-list "Nimbus Sans L"
Always use the quotes if the name has spaces in it.
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