convert: unable to read font `/usr/share/fonts/default/TrueType/arial.ttf'
This was not a problem until ImageMagick was upgraded.
is the broken version.
$ strings /usr/lib/libMagick.so.6.2.2 | grep arial
I'm seeing the same problem with ImageMagick-126.96.36.199-3.fc4.0 which was installed
as part of yum upgrade on June 22, 2005.
When can we expect a fix for this?
Found a workaround... specify "-font ps:Helvetica" on the command line. At
least it works in FC4's implemenation of this problem.
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.
(Note that fc4 is entering legacy status in a few weeks....)
So fix the bug!!!!
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.