kfontview problem viewing

Emanoil Kotsev deloptes at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 7 19:25:38 BST 2008


There was someting with the default fonts in kde control center.

I was working on a dioctionary project and kdict didn't show the phon chars correctly, though I used kcharselect to check this. 
Then when I changed the default fonts to something standard like helvetica it worked.

pretty strange that only kde is afected. Did you check the font paths in KDE - may be they are messed up?

let us compare also versions.

/usr/bin/kfontview -v
Qt: 3.3.8b
KDE: 3.5.9
Font Viewer:

try to purge and install - means better login to the console (not using X) and reinstall kcontrol. I would purge and apt-get install but people suggest apt-get --reinstall install. the first will may be lead to purge of most of the kde stuff ... I don't know which would be better for you. may be try apt-get --reinstall and if it doesn't change anything the dpkg--purge

dpkg -S /usr/bin/kfontview
kcontrol: /usr/bin/kfontview

regards

--- On Tue, 10/7/08, Glenn R Williams <gloonie at earthlink.net> wrote:

> From: Glenn R Williams <gloonie at earthlink.net>
> Subject: Re: kfontview problem viewing
> To: kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
> Date: Tuesday, October 7, 2008, 3:15 PM
> Hello Emanoil,
> 
> The funny thing is that the Gnome fontviewer works fine, as
> well as print a 
> sample, as do all other applications (as far as I can see,
> anyway). It just 
> seems to be kfontview  and/or kfontinstaller. It almost
> sounds like a stray 
> config file from any earlier release. 
> 
> If it were a server or library problem, wouldn't it
> show up elsewhere?
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Glenn
> 
> On Tuesday 07 October 2008 03:34:16 Emanoil Kotsev wrote:
> > Hello, Glen,
> >
> > I've read your e-mail. I don't have your
> problem, but I was thinking it
> > might be a locale issue or xserver / fontserver issue.
> A least I had
> > troubles time ago when using not UTF btw exotic
> locales, but I am afraid it
> > is not what is bugging you.
> >
> > I'm not using NVidia card and no 3D (OpenGL).
> >
> > regards
> >
> > --- On Tue, 10/7/08, Glenn R Williams
> <gloonie at earthlink.net> wrote:
> > > From: Glenn R Williams
> <gloonie at earthlink.net>
> > > Subject: kfontview problem viewing
> > > To: kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
> > > Date: Tuesday, October 7, 2008, 4:19 AM
> > > Hi All,
> > >
> > > I notice that I am still having a problem with
> kfontview:
> > > both from the
> > > command line and with the Settings  --> Font
> Installer
> > > (in the Standard
> > > Preview window). Simply put: nothing shows up (no
> > > characters, just white
> > > space).
> > >
> > > I reported this problem (KDE Bug 170435), but it
> seems only
> > > to affect a few
> > > people. The maintainer thinks it might be a video
> card
> > > issues (Nvidia GE Force
> > > 8600), but that doesn't seem right, since I
> can see the
> > > characters Gnome
> > > FontViewer.
> > >
> > > Also, the characters show up if I print to a pdf
> file!
> > >
> > > Does anyone here have that problems. Just go to
> the command
> > > line and type:
> > >
> > > kfontview
> > >
> /usr/share/fonts/truetype/msttcorefonts/andalemo.ttf
> > >
> > > (or any other truetype font).
> > >
> > > Can you see anything of the sample text?
> > >
> > > So far, about three people have reported the
> problem, and
> > > everyone else seems
> > > okay.
> > >
> > > TIA,
> > >
> > > Glenn
> > >
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