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

John Pilkington J.Pilk at tesco.net
Mon Oct 9 11:53:17 UTC 2017

On 09/10/17 12:15, Phill Edwards wrote:
>         On starting the frontend I got a pageful of errors about
>         Could not load "Droid Sans", loading "DejaVu Sans" instead.
>     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.
> I've got the same problem with this message in mythfrontend.log:
> E CoreContext mythfontproperties.cpp:406 (ParseFromXml) 
> MythFontProperties: Failed to load 'Droid Sans', got 'DejaVu Sans' 
> instead#012#011#011#011Location: 
> /usr/share/mythtv/themes/MythCenter-wide/osd.xml @ 
> 251#012#011#011#011Name: 'medium'#011Type: 'fontdef'
> But on my system (MythBuntu 0.28) it looks like the font is installed so 
> why am I getting that message in mythfrontend.log?
> $ locate Droid
> /usr/share/fonts/truetype/droid/DroidSansFallbackFull.ttf
> /usr/share/fonts-droid-fallback/truetype/DroidSansFallback.ttf
> /usr/share/ghostscript/9.18/Resource/CIDFSubst/DroidSansFallback.ttf
> /usr/share/mythtv/fonts/DroidSans-Bold.ttf
> /usr/share/mythtv/fonts/DroidSans.ttf
> /usr/share/mythtv/fonts/DroidSansMono.ttf
> /usr/share/mythtv/fonts/DroidSerif-Bold.ttf
> /usr/share/mythtv/fonts/DroidSerif-BoldItalic.ttf
> /usr/share/mythtv/fonts/DroidSerif-Italic.ttf
> /usr/share/mythtv/fonts/DroidSerif-Regular.ttf

On my system the links were in /usr/share/mythtv/fonts, but the targets 

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