Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 227446
ImageMagick lists Windows fonts as available
Last modified: 2008-04-26 02:23:46 EDT
Description of problem:
ImageMagick includes type-windows.xml by default. MS Core Fonts are not
installed by default. This causes errors when compiling extensions that rely on
ImageMagick for font management.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 18.104.22.168-3.fc6.1@i386
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install ImageMagick-devel (Install dependencies)
2. Install Ruby and RubyGems
3. Run "sudo gem install rmagick"
rmagick fails to install because it errors out when Arial and Verdana can not be
rmagick should install succesfully
This is a bug because ImageMagick is managing fonts that do not exist.
This is also a problem in RHEL5: Pretty easy to see the problem...
Start with a fresh minimal install of RHEL5:
# yum install ImageMagick
# convert label:abcdef test.gif
convert: unable to read font `/usr/share/fonts/default/TrueType/arial.ttf'.
Its also easy to fix, just remove the reference to windows fonts in the
ImageMagick XML config /usr/lib/ImageMagick-6.2.8/config/type.xml
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Quick intro: I'm now a comaintainer of ImageMagick, and thus going through all
the open bugs.
This bug is a duplicate of bug 193474, marking as such.
Note this bug is fixed since atleast F-8.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 193474 ***