Bug 1478540 - dialog boxes display fonts incorrectly
dialog boxes display fonts incorrectly
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: calibre (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Kevin Fenzi
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2017-08-04 14:47 EDT by Mike
Modified: 2018-05-29 07:54 EDT (History)
7 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2018-05-29 07:54:24 EDT
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Screenshot of what user is seeing (50.18 KB, image/png)
2017-08-04 14:54 EDT, Mike
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Debug log from running Calibre in Debug mode (3.22 KB, text/plain)
2017-08-11 00:37 EDT, Mike
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Description Mike 2017-08-04 14:47:42 EDT
Description of problem:

When running the "Welcome Wizard" in Calibre, it appears that the fonts are being handled improperly

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):



How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:

1. Launch Calibre
2. Once inside Calibre, launch the welcome wizard
3. The welcome wizard will 

Actual results:

Produces what appears to be fonts in the shape of rectangles, making them unable to read.

Expected results:

Font is able to be displayed properly.

Additional info:

Attaching a screenshot to clarify.
Comment 1 Mike 2017-08-04 14:48:57 EDT
So far, I've only been able to replicate this sort of behavior from calibre, I haven't been able to replicate it with `files` (nautilus file manager), or any other programs open dialogs.
Comment 2 Mike 2017-08-04 14:54 EDT
Created attachment 1309152 [details]
Screenshot of what user is seeing

A screenshot, in case reporter didn't explain clear enough what he is seeing.
Comment 3 Mike 2017-08-11 00:37 EDT
Created attachment 1311952 [details]
Debug log from running Calibre in Debug mode

Something is going on with the font detection?
Comment 4 Mike 2017-08-11 16:46:45 EDT
FWIW, I downloaded Calibre from the source website, and ran its installation to install Calibre 3.6.0 (latest current version, as of this post).

Installed it, worked fine, and properly displayed the fonts.
Comment 5 Kevin Fenzi 2017-08-13 23:35:10 EDT
Do you have the liberation-sans-fonts package installed?

'rpm -q liberation-sans-fonts'

should tell you. If not, does installing it resolve the problem?
Comment 6 Mike 2017-08-14 10:37:02 EDT
I do have it installed:  

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