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Bug 156201 - convert: unable to read font `/usr/share/fonts/default/TrueType/arial.ttf'
convert: unable to read font `/usr/share/fonts/default/TrueType/arial.ttf'
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ImageMagick (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Norm Murray
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2005-04-28 08:59 EDT by Rick Richardson
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-09-23 04:21:34 EDT
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Description Rick Richardson 2005-04-28 08:59:42 EDT
convert: unable to read font `/usr/share/fonts/default/TrueType/arial.ttf'

This was not a problem until ImageMagick was upgraded.
Comment 1 Rick Richardson 2005-04-28 09:04:28 EDT

is the broken version.
Comment 2 Rick Richardson 2005-04-28 11:05:54 EDT
$ strings /usr/lib/libMagick.so.6.2.2 | grep arial
Comment 3 Frank Swasey 2005-08-16 14:12:52 EDT
I'm seeing the same problem with ImageMagick- which was installed
as part of yum upgrade on June 22, 2005.

When can we expect a fix for this?
Comment 4 Frank Swasey 2005-08-17 09:24:39 EDT
Found a workaround... specify "-font ps:Helvetica" on the command line.  At
least it works in FC4's implemenation of this problem.
Comment 5 Matthew Miller 2006-07-10 16:22:31 EDT
Fedora Core 3 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for security
updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please reopen and
reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a security issue and
hasn't been resolved in the current FC5 updates or in the FC6 test
release, reopen and change the version to match.

Thank you!
Comment 6 Matthew Miller 2006-07-10 17:01:44 EDT
(Note that fc4 is entering legacy status in a few weeks....)
Comment 7 Rick Richardson 2006-07-10 17:17:10 EDT
So fix the bug!!!!
Comment 8 Matthew Miller 2006-07-10 23:37:25 EDT
Ideally, yeah. However, unfortunately, the Legacy team doesn't have the
resources for non-security issues, so Red Hat / Core will need to fix this in
the next several weeks or it is unlikely to ever be fixed for Fedora Core 4. I
personally have no influence over this whatsoever.

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