ImageMagick Font Issues

Bug #69531 reported by Richard Laager on 2006-10-31
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
imagemagick (Ubuntu)
Nominated for Jaunty by Alex Mauer

Bug Description

Binary package hint: libmagick9

Regarding one of our web servers, a co-worker of mine filed an internal
bug with this text:

> ImageMagick fonts don't get properly configured -- this seems like it
> may be a package bug to me, though I'm not sure.
> Basically /usr/lib/ImageMagick-6.2.4/config/type.xml, as installed,
> refers to type-ghostscript.xml, which refers to fonts that are not
> installed (we don't have any Type 1 fonts installed). The ImageMagick
> examples page ( )
> suggests using a script to enumerate fonts:
> (this produces a replacement for type.xml). I did that and it seems to work fine. The proper way would probably involve having every installed font package add a file to be included in type.xml. (Well, ideally, there would be a type.d directory, I suppose :) )

Our needing to edit a configuration file which is stored
in /usr/lib/ImageMagick-6.2.4/config makes me nervous. It's going to get
overwritten on upgrades, since it's not a conffile, right?

Richard Laager (rlaager) wrote :

Perhaps this package should be using Defoma: "Defoma, which stands for DEbian FOnt MAnager, provides a framework for automatic font configuration. An application whose configuration of fonts usually requires manual intervention can automate the process through Defoma, by installing a Defoma-configuration script. The script gets called whenever a font is installed and removed, so that the script may update the application configuration."

Simon Law (sfllaw) on 2006-10-31
Changed in imagemagick:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Daniel T Chen (crimsun) wrote :

Is this symptom still reproducible in 8.10 alpha?

Changed in imagemagick:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Juan Cespedes (cespedes) wrote :

Yes, it is. AFAIK, fonts configuration have not changed in ImageMagick; it still does not use defoma to be able to use new fonts, and it still comes with a fixed set of fonts, which may not be installed on your system.

Alex Mauer (hawke) on 2009-04-02
Changed in imagemagick (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Alex Mauer (hawke) wrote :

Still a problem in Jaunty.

Reuben Thomas (rrt) wrote :

What is annoying is that this used to work, and still does in Debian lenny with Imagemagick 6.3.7: when I type

convert -list font

I get all the fonts listed that are accessible to fontconfig, as far as I can tell, including fonts installed in my home directory. I have no ~/.magick directory at all on that machine.

Since the Ubuntu imagemagick packages appear to be derived from the Debian packages, perhaps this can be sorted out with the Debian packagers? I note that the Debian package (lenny and sid) depends on libfontconfig1, whereas the Jaunty Ubuntu package doesn't. I can see nothing in the Ubuntu changelog.Debian.gz about this.

Changed in debian:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Changed in debian:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

According to the Debian bug report this is fixed in version 7: which is included in Ubuntu since Maverick. Subsequently I am setting this to Fix Released.

Changed in imagemagick (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
tags: added: udd-find
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