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Re: Couldn't load font "Sans 10"

On 9 Aug 2003, Larry Evans wrote:
> I'm getting this error message before anything shows up on screen.
> I'm using Mandrake 8.2 with some debian packages (including pango).
> I've traced the source of this message to function:
> pango_font_map_real_load_fontset
> (  PangoFontMap*
> ,  PangoContext*
> ,  const PangoFontDescription*
> ,  PangoLanguage*
> )
> in pagango-fontmap.c.
> This function calls pango_font_map_fontset_add_fonts; however, the
> fonts returned have 0 size.  The last few lines of an strace show:
> open("/usr/local/etc/pango/pango.aliases", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No
> such file or directory)
> open("/home/evansl/.pango.aliases", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such
> file or directory)
> getpid()                                = 14194
> open("/usr/local/lib/charset.alias", O_RDONLY|O_LARGEFILE) = -1 ENOENT
> (No such file or directory)
> brk(0x8157000)                          = 0x8157000
> write(2, "\n** (dia:14194): WARNING **: Cou"..., 84) = 84
> I tried creating the home/evansl/.pango.aliases with:
> SANSNORM=Sans-medium-i-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-adobe-standard
> but this didn't help, although the file was actually read.
> How do I avoid this error?

Sounds like a font-config setup problem to me.  How's your
/etc/fonts/fonts.conf look (or the equivalent for Mandrake, if it was
installed from there)?  The line you put in .pango.aliases wouldn't help
much, try using xfontsel or gtkfontsel to get a font that works.


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