From: Barry Skidmore (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Aug 26 2002 - 17:10:23 EDT
I am having the same problem described by Devon.
However, I followed your suggestion, but this did
not solve the problem.
I should also mention that I just replaced the existing
fonts with TTF-Microsoft fonts as described below at the
end of this message.
> --- Devon Scott <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > I just upgraded from version 0.9.9.5. to 1.0.2 by
> > rpm. I'm running redhat
> > 7.3
> > The upgrade goes fine, no error messages. When I
> > try to run abiword I get a
> > message about not being able to add fonts to the x
> > server. I click ok, the
> > abiword splash screen pops up for a second, then
> > disappears and abiword
> > stops loading.
> > I checked the font path and the abiword fonts
> > directory is already there. I
> > restarted the x font server, and did a complete
> > reboot, but the same thing
> > happens.
> > Any suggestions or help would be appreciated.
> > Thanks in advance
> Hello there,
> I think this is a VERY common problem with the new
> verson. Here is how I fixed mine (with the great help
> from the group gurus----Thanks guys!).
> First, delete your ~/.AbiSuite directory. There seems
> to be a conflict with the "older version" configuration
> as compared to 1.0.2. I did not actually delete mine,
> but simply re-named it:
> mv ~/.AbiSuite ~/.AbiSuite.old
> Now, my AbiWord would successfully launch, and
> "rebuild" the .AbiSuite directory, when it couldn't
> "find" it in my home directory.
> The "font-error" message will still pop up, so now...
> In AbiWord, click on:
> Preference Schemes
> and then un-check the "Show font warning at start up"
> This solved all my troubles, and hopefully it will
> work with you, as well...
> Greg Heilers
I have , for my part, resolved the problem ... adopting the TTF-Windows'
It is possible with the method given by Anne Parker and Gabe de Jong some
I think your fonts are in << /usr/local/share/AbiSuite/fonts >>. Ok!
1) Verify you have "ttftool and "ttfadmin.sh" in the AW binary principal
where is the wrapper "abiword".
2) Verify you have in << /usr/bin >> "ttmkfdir" and "mkfontdir" (you need
3) Go to folder where is directory << fonts >> (the AbiWord fonts dir).
4) Rename this directory << fontsORI >> (for "origin"!...).
5) Create a new directory << fonts >> in the same place.
6) Copy-paste the << .../windows/system/fonts >> to the new dir << fonts >>
7) If you have that, eliminate all "non-ttf fonts" (.fon)
8) In a console, as "root", from that directory, run the commands :
............."/fonts# ttmkfdir -o fonts.scale"
.............(in order to obtain here the both files : fonts.scale and
9) Return to binary AbiWord dir, where is "ttftool" , and run:
............."/bin# ttfadmin.sh /usr/local/share/AbiSuite/fonts"
.............and it is finished.
When you will lauch AbiWord you will have all the good "ttf" fonts used
Windows... and singularly your arial!...
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