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Bug 344871 - Gramps cannot find installed freefont
Gramps cannot find installed freefont
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gramps (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeffrey C. Ollie
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-10-21 23:21 EDT by Jerry James
Modified: 2008-06-16 22:42 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-06-16 22:42:53 EDT
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Patch to correctly detect freefont on Fedora (748 bytes, patch)
2008-01-14 16:46 EST, Jerry James
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Description Jerry James 2007-10-21 23:21:16 EDT
Description of problem:
When I start gramps from a terminal, I get the following messages:
LPRDoc: Free true type fonts not found.
        Microsoft true type fonts not found.
        Using Gnome standard fonts.
        Non-ascii characters will appear garbled in the output.
        INSTALL Free true type fonts
        from http://www.nongnu.org/freefont/

The free fonts to which it refers are in the freefont package, which I have
installed.  The problem appears to lie in /usr/share/gramps/docgen/LPRDoc.py, in
the variable _TTF_FREEFONT.  It is using the wrong names for the monospaced
fonts.  Instead of FreeMono Medium, Bold, Oblique, and BoldOblique, it should be
looking for "FreeMono Normal", "FreeMono Negreta", "FreeMono Cursiva", and
"FreeMono Negreta cursiva".

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install freefont
2. Run gramps
Actual results:
Gramps complains that it cannot find freefont.

Expected results:
Gramps should use freefont.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jerry James 2008-01-14 16:46:11 EST
Created attachment 291646 [details]
Patch to correctly detect freefont on Fedora
Comment 2 Jeffrey C. Ollie 2008-02-11 16:02:44 EST
Hello, I'm taking over the gramps package maintenance.  Does this problem occur
with newer versions of gramps?  Version 2.2.10 is the latest available upstream
- I'm working on getting it built for F-8 and F-7.
Comment 3 Jerry James 2008-02-11 17:37:42 EST
And I'm the guy who signed on to comaintain it.  Yes, this problem still exists
with the upstream 2.2.10 sources.  Are you okay with applying that patch?
Comment 4 Jeffrey C. Ollie 2008-02-11 20:35:37 EST
Yeah, I think that the patch should be fine.  It looks like gramps is moving to
the gtkprint APIs in v3.0 which should take care of the issue.
Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 10:49:02 EDT
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Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2008-06-16 22:42:51 EDT
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