Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 38731
ttmkfdir program does not work (to create tt fonts.scale file)
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:00 EDT
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The ttmkfdir program, used to create the true type fonts.scale file, does
not work. It simply states 'Aborted' when run. The fonts.scale file is not
Steps to Reproduce:
1. While superuser, cd to the directory where your tt fonts are stored.
2. Run ttmkfdir -o fonts.scale
3. Observe the program produces output of "Aborted"
Actual Results: The program produces output of "Aborted"
Expected Results: The file fonts.scale should be created.
Works here... What TT fonts are you using?
I'm using Windows 98 fonts. Maybe there's a permission problem? I will check this tonight.
Checked and changed permissions on the .ttf files to '444'. No difference, still
get 'Aborted' when I try to run ttmkfdir.
Note that this worked in my previous RH installation. When I installed 7.1 I
backed up the fonts then reinstalled after.
Assigning to freetype, which contains ttmkfdir.
ttfonts is our collection of free TrueType fonts; ttmkfdir works perfectly with
I do not have any fonts with which to test this and reproduce the problem.
Microsoft fonts are copyrighted, so I can't ask you to send them to me in
a tar.gz'd file via email so that I can try to reproduce the situation as
that would violate the Microsoft EULA licensing agreement I am sure. ;o)
The above comment by the way was a very lame attempt at a sense of humor. ;o)
It appears nobody took it that way.. Oh well, it was lame. ;o)
At any rate... I have just taken the fonts from a Windows 98SE installation,
copied them into a dir /tmp/ttfonts, and then went in that dir and ran:
ttmkfdir -o fonts.scale
The program works exactly as expected.