View Full Version : Help! I Ruined My PDF Fonts - Okular and Evince

March 16th, 2012, 07:02 AM

I have no idea what I've done but my fonts were perfect before I decided to add more.

I ruined Okular and Evince but -- out of curiousity -- installed Pdfedit and noticed that Pdfedit is FINE :confused:

What have I done to my beautiful Okular:(

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P.S. I already tried to going to `Appearances >> Fonts' but that didn't do anything. I've updated the font-cache... and now I'm stuck. Advice much obliged!

March 16th, 2012, 07:10 AM
Try Konqueror? Foxit? xPDF?

March 16th, 2012, 07:32 AM
Thank-you for being up on it mraandtux! That's why I love this forum!

I think my panicking lit a fire under the *you know what* and I found the culprit... after freaking out (of course).

I may as well share since this was a pain that dragged out all week.

I got font happy over at Open Font Library [http://openfontlibrary.org] and installed `Times Gothic', then completely forgot since I installed a ton of fonts for desktop publishing.

It didn't show up when I did this:

$ fc-list : file family | grep -i 'times.*new'
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/msttcorefonts/times.ttf: Times New Roman
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/msttcorefonts/timesbi.ttf: Times New Roman
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/msttcorefonts/timesbd.ttf: Times New Roman
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/msttcorefonts/timesi.ttf: Times New Roman

So then I went back to Okular to looked at what fonts were NOT embedded and sure enough, Times Gothic had somehow been chosen for Times.

Sad to say, I removed it but don't want to. Can I just rename the ttf files?

PS... maybe I should have done this?

$ fc-list : file family | grep -i 'times.*'

I dunno but suggestions welcome.