[mythtv-users] Font niggle in 'buntu xenial MythCenter-wide

Peter Bennett cats22 at comcast.net
Sat Oct 7 14:18:57 UTC 2017

On 10/07/2017 07:21 AM, John Pilkington wrote:
> 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
> /usr/share/doc/fonts-droid-fallback/README.Debian
> 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?
> John P
> _______________________________________________

The fonts are in git, in the mythtv/themes/fonts directory. "make 
install" puts them into /usr/share/mythtv/fonts. I have a bunch of ttf 
files there including seven Droid fonts. I don't know from which package 
these are installed, but I assume there is something wrong with your 
build or your packages if the fonts are not there.


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