Some truetype fonts are not rendered : webdings / wingdings

Bug #1195799 reported by dino99 on 2013-06-28
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
fontconfig (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

This also affect Raring : fontconfig

- /usr/share/fonts/truetype/msttcorefonts : webdings.ttf is displaying only rectangles instead of the symbols when clicking on it for viewing.

i've first reported against msttcorefonts:

but googling around that issue, a bug has been reported against fontconfig:

reading that freedesktop report, the package "pango" can be also related to that issue.
- raring: pango 1.32.5-0ubuntu1
- saucy : pango 1.32.5-5ubuntu1 (also tried the ricotz's 1.34.1-0ubuntu1 with the same result)

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
Package: fontconfig 2.10.93-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.10.0-0.7-generic 3.10.0-rc7
Uname: Linux 3.10.0-0-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.10.2-0ubuntu3
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Jun 28 18:07:19 2013
MarkForUpload: True
SourcePackage: fontconfig
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

dino99 (9d9) wrote :
tags: added: raring
dino99 (9d9) wrote :

The workaround related to wine is installing opens__.ttf (opensymbol) inside .wine/..../windows/fonts/ , as wine is not able to find the fonts installed on the host system.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in fontconfig (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
dino99 (9d9) wrote :

Using fontforge to re-encode to 'unicode full' lets these two fonts be rendered. But sadly wine still cant use them as it should do.

tags: added: trusty utopic
removed: raring
Changed in fontconfig (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
dino99 (9d9) wrote :

Looking back at the upstream bug
it seems a fix have been found:

I believe I've now fixed this:

commit d6d5adeb7940c0d0beb86489c2a1c2ce59e5c044
Author: Behdad Esfahbod <email address hidden>
Date: Wed Jan 21 14:13:36 2015 -0800

Ubuntu Devs, please fix that issue asap.

tags: added: vivid
removed: saucy
dino99 (9d9) wrote :

Upstream have set 3 new releases since the ubuntu version:

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