[mythtv-users] Font niggle in 'buntu xenial MythCenter-wide
J.Pilk at tesco.net
Sat Oct 7 11:21:27 UTC 2017
I posted about this when xenial was in beta, but got no comeback. It
was irksome recently when the frontend, or perhaps mythtv-setup, was
repeatedly trying to restart, and I did more digging yesterday.
On starting the frontend I got a pageful of errors about
Could not load "Droid Sans", loading "DejaVu Sans" instead.
With that replacement automatically loaded the theme looks fine; the
only difference I notice from my el7 box is in the lower-case 'g'
"Droid Sans" is specified in MythCenter-wide osd.xml and base.xml It's
in the mythtv tarball, but in xenial repos I can only find
droid-sans-fallback, which seems to be about oriental scripts; see
If I try to uninstall that, most of mythtv goes too. I haven't done a
comprehensive search and I suppose Droid Sans might be in some
mythtv-'buntu package that I have chosen not to install. At present
there are 7 Droid entries in /usr/share/mythtv, all broken links.
For a quieter life I have edited my copy of the theme in ~/.mythtv to
use "DejaVu Sans" immediately - but not on my RH-based systems. Is
there a general fix?
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