broken webdings font symbols

Bug #1195785 reported by dino99 on 2013-06-28
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
msttcorefonts (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Get the same issue on both Raring & Saucy i386 installations:

- first i've discovered the issue using wine1.5/1.6 where i need some wingdings symbols, but get only rectangles
- outside of wine, the same issue also exist inside ubuntu installation : /usr/share/fonts/truetype/msttcorefonts : webdings.ttf is displaying only rectangles instead of the symbols when clicking on it for viewing.
- installing ttf-liberation (fake package) does not solve that issue.

So that mscorefonts installer seems buggy. Of course, ubuntu-restricted-extras is installed.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
Package: ttf-mscorefonts-installer 3.4+nmu1ubuntu1
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 17:40:40 2013
MarkForUpload: True
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: msttcorefonts
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

dino99 (9d9) wrote :
description: updated
tags: added: raring
dino99 (9d9) on 2013-06-28
description: updated
dino99 (9d9) wrote :

Have also reported against fontconfig, which seems to be the real apckage to blame:

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in msttcorefonts (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Isaque Alves (isaquealves) wrote :

Workaround: Try to change the font encoding with Fontforge... For me, with some fonts, like marvosym, this works.
Font Forge > Open Font > Encoding > Set Encoding > Windows ANSI or ISO-8859-1.
Later, you can go File > Generate Fonts and overwrite it.

Changed in msttcorefonts (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Confirmed → Triaged

Isaque Alves (isaquealves) is correct!
Totally did the trick for Wingdings on Ubuntu 14.04.
Everything works now as it should (even though fontforge reported errors).
Thank you so so much Isaque!

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