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    ubuntu 10.04 fontmatrix problem

    I've installed Fontmatrix. It deactivates fonts correctly, but when I try to reactivate them, it does not do so, and gives this error message:
    "Fontmatrix has been unable to load the font in file
    /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-liberation/LiberationMono-Bold.ttf.
    Please check missing files."
    It is still possible to reinstall them using Gnome Font Viewer.
    Does anyone know what to do about this?
    Help will be greatly appreciated!

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    Re: ubuntu 10.04 fontmatrix problem

    bump

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    Re: ubuntu 10.04 fontmatrix problem

    Yeah, I have the same problem. I deactivated ALL the fonts and now I'm stuck running on some basic system sans font. I can't reactivate anything.

    So much for Linux having a good font manager.

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    Re: ubuntu 10.04 fontmatrix problem

    The described issue in Font Matrix appears due to limited functionality.
    Development of this software is not yet complete.
    Try something else.

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    Re: ubuntu 10.04 fontmatrix problem

    Fontmatrix lets you deactivate system fonts but it does not "notice" that they are now deactivated, nor does it let you reactivate them...
    To reactivate a font you've accidentally deactivated, you can edit ~/.fonts.conf and remove everything between <rejectfont> and </rejectfont>

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    Re: ubuntu 10.04 fontmatrix problem

    Happened to me also in Maverick.

    I'm no programmer myself, but I think what the creator of FontMatrix calles here "experimental code" is to blame. Basically, he intended the program to be used only on user level fonts, yet later he added a way to deactivate system fonts... without a way to bring them back.

    This thread would've been very helpful an hour or two ago, while I was trying to recover the Ubuntu typeface on my system... Anyway, the tagging functionality is not worth the pain; I'll stick to using un-nested collections with FontManager.

    Filed the bug here.
    Last edited by JorgeGhersa; October 16th, 2010 at 12:46 AM. Reason: Bug filed.

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