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Re: xmgrace fails, cannot find base type1 fonts
- From: Brian Inglis <Brian dot Inglis at SystematicSw dot ab dot ca>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2018 12:42:34 -0600
- Subject: Re: xmgrace fails, cannot find base type1 fonts
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On 2018-03-12 10:11, Hunter, Kendall wrote:
> I am experiencing the same problem mentioned in this post<https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2018-01/msg00135.html>: xmgrace fails on cygwin64. It simply doesn't start, even if GRACE_HOME is properly set to /usr/share/grace. I believe I've found a fix for this issue; it is associated with recent changes that have occurred in the urw-base35-fonts package.
> In detail: xmgrace as currently built tries to use the type 1 fonts in /usr/share/ghostscript/fonts. It appears (?) to catalog them using a font mapping contained in one of its configuration files, named appropriately enough, FontDataBase, which sits in /usr/share/grace/fonts. It contains this:
> Times-Roman Times-Roman n021003l.pfb
> Times-Italic Times-Italic n021023l.pfb
> Times-Bold Times-Bold n021004l.pfb
> Times-BoldItalic Times-BoldItalic n021024l.pfb
> Helvetica Helvetica n019003l.pfb
> Helvetica-Oblique Helvetica-Oblique n019023l.pfb
> Helvetica-Bold Helvetica-Bold n019004l.pfb
> Helvetica-BoldOblique Helvetica-BoldOblique n019024l.pfb
> Courier Courier n022003l.pfb
> Courier-Oblique Courier-Oblique n022023l.pfb
> Courier-Bold Courier-Bold n022004l.pfb
> Courier-BoldOblique Courier-BoldOblique n022024l.pfb
> Symbol Symbol s050000l.pfb
> ZapfDingbats ZapfDingbats d050000l.pfb
> The font files - the files listed in the rightmost column of this file - seem to belong in the urw-base35-fonts package, indeed this package search<https://cygwin.com/cgi-bin2/package-cat.cgi?file=x86_64%2Furw-base35-fonts%2Furw-base35-fonts-20170801-2&grep=n021003l> finds them there. However they aren't there anymore. They have been renamed and are now in /usr/share/fonts/urw-base35/ under the following names (thanks to Ken Brown):
> I tried changing the FontDataBase file to list these names instead, but that had no effect. So I:
> * Removed the old symbolic link /usr/share/grace/fonts/type1, which pointed to /usr/share/ghostscript/fonts.
> * Created a new one that pointed to /usr/share/fonts/urw-base35.
> * Within urw-base35, I symlinked each old name to the new name (e.g. n021003l.pfb -> NimbusRoman-Regular.t1, and so on for all 14 fonts).
> After doing this, xmgrace fired up no problem. So the package could be rebuilt with awareness of the new font location and names, and a fix for now is to simply relink its font directory and link these names as above.
Grace project considers it a downstream distro issue:
Detailed analysis, workarounds, and patches for Fedora are at:
Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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