Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 75950
dia's fonts do not display correctly in german localization
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:47:34 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20020830
Description of problem:
dia does not use the -urw-* fonts installed with X11 and falls back
to -adbobe-courier-*. It is looking for the -adobe-* ones. If you install the
urw-aliases package from the dia home page, it does not find the fonts, because
the font names are translated.
In UTF-8 encoding every other letter drawn on the screen is blank. When you
export the file to postscript, text will use half the box.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. export LANG=de_DE.UTF-8
2. start dia
3. draw a UML class diagram
4. save the diagram.
5. export it to post script.
Actual Results: I get a lot of messages telling me that all fonts needed cannot
be found, every other character of text you enter is a blank on the screen.
When you export the file to post script, those blanks do not appear, but the
boxes are twice as wide as they ought to.
Expected Results: It should have found all the fonts installed, because the
urw-font package is installed. It also should have rendered the diagram
If you set the locale to en_EN (by invoking LANG=en_EN dia) and install the
urw-aliases packages available from the dia faq
<http://www.lysator.liu.se/~alla/dia/faq.html>, dia works as expected.
Created attachment 80464 [details]
A patch which makes dia work without the urw-aliases package and with LANG=de_DE.
We should report this bug upstream on bugzilla.gnome.org as well.
This bug appears to be fixed in dia-0.91.