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* bug#38437: Cantarell Oblique fonts fail to render in some Gnome applications
@ 2019-11-30 17:41 Jonathan Frederickson
  2019-11-30 19:10 ` Leo Prikler
  2020-06-17  3:01 ` Royce Strange
  0 siblings, 2 replies; 4+ messages in thread
From: Jonathan Frederickson @ 2019-11-30 17:41 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: 38437

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Some Gnome applications (Claws Mail and Glade in my case) show
rectangles in place of characters. Screenshot of this is attached.
Terminal logs in these cases show for example:

(claws-mail:14616): Pango-WARNING **: 12:31:34.945: shaping failure,
expect ugly output. shape-engine='PangoFcShapeEngine', font='Cantarell
Oblique 11', text='Personal'

I've tried manually installing 'font-abattis-cantarell' into my
profile, which did not solve this problem.

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* bug#38437: Cantarell Oblique fonts fail to render in some Gnome applications
  2019-11-30 17:41 bug#38437: Cantarell Oblique fonts fail to render in some Gnome applications Jonathan Frederickson
@ 2019-11-30 19:10 ` Leo Prikler
  2019-11-30 22:00   ` Jonathan Frederickson
  2020-06-17  3:01 ` Royce Strange
  1 sibling, 1 reply; 4+ messages in thread
From: Leo Prikler @ 2019-11-30 19:10 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: jonathan; +Cc: 38437

> Some Gnome applications (Claws Mail and Glade in my case) show
> rectangles in place of characters. Screenshot of this is attached.
> Terminal logs in these cases show for example:
> 
> (claws-mail:14616): Pango-WARNING **: 12:31:34.945: shaping failure,
> expect ugly output. shape-engine='PangoFcShapeEngine',
> font='Cantarell
> Oblique 11', text='Personal'
> 
> I've tried manually installing 'font-abattis-cantarell' into my
> profile, which did not solve this problem.
Have you tried refreshing your fontconfig cache (i.e. the system cache
in /var/cache/fontconfig)?  I encountered similar issues a while ago
with System Monitor and Tweaks (and so did others, who also reported
the bug), and it seemed to be caused by a stale cache.  IIRC you don't
need to install Cantarell as user, but you may still do so if you wish.

Regards,
Leo

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* bug#38437: Cantarell Oblique fonts fail to render in some Gnome applications
  2019-11-30 19:10 ` Leo Prikler
@ 2019-11-30 22:00   ` Jonathan Frederickson
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 4+ messages in thread
From: Jonathan Frederickson @ 2019-11-30 22:00 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Leo Prikler; +Cc: 38437

On Sat, 30 Nov 2019 20:10:30 +0100
Leo Prikler <leo.prikler@student.tugraz.at> wrote:
> Have you tried refreshing your fontconfig cache (i.e. the system cache
> in /var/cache/fontconfig)?  I encountered similar issues a while ago
> with System Monitor and Tweaks (and so did others, who also reported
> the bug), and it seemed to be caused by a stale cache.  IIRC you don't
> need to install Cantarell as user, but you may still do so if you
> wish.

Aha! I'd tried refreshing the user-level fontconfig cache with
'fc-cache -f', but I hadn't run that as root to refresh the system
cache. That did the trick. Thank you! :)

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* bug#38437: Cantarell Oblique fonts fail to render in some Gnome applications
  2019-11-30 17:41 bug#38437: Cantarell Oblique fonts fail to render in some Gnome applications Jonathan Frederickson
  2019-11-30 19:10 ` Leo Prikler
@ 2020-06-17  3:01 ` Royce Strange
  1 sibling, 0 replies; 4+ messages in thread
From: Royce Strange @ 2020-06-17  3:01 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: 38437-done

Hello.

Leo Prikler helped Jonathan Freder fix his issue by refreshing the 
system's fontconfig cache.

Going to go ahead and close.




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