[xubuntu-users] Custom Russian Font Displays as Squares/Boxes

bogosse duvillage bogosseduvillage at gmail.com
Wed Feb 1 12:26:13 UTC 2012

On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 11:07 AM, bogosse duvillage
<bogosseduvillage at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I use a special Russian font called Timesse Russ, which provides
> accented Cyrillic characters.  You can view it here if you look up a
> word in this online dictionary: http://russian.cornell.edu/rdt/ .  The
> file name of the font ends in TTF.  The problem is that this font
> displays appropriately in Chromium, but not anywhere else on the
> system.  For example, in my flashcard learning program Anki and in
> AbiWord, the font displays all characters either as a sequence of
> squares/boxes or as the wrong characters, e.g., instead of an accented
> "o", it might show a "k" with a weird tail or other non-conforming
> feature on it.
> I have tried to install this font manually by following something
> along the lines of what is described here:
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Fonts  I also double checked via Font Manager
> installed via Ubuntu Software Center.  (I have an Xubuntu 11.10 Wubi
> installation, which was migrated to a permanent partition.)
> Has anyone dealt with this before, and what else should I try to do in
> order to get the font to display properly?
> Thank you.

I have attached the font files.  They display appropriately in a web
browser, but never in any applications.  Any clue?


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