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    Fonts displaying with square boxes with 4 numbers in

    Hi

    I am using ubuntu 20.04 and I am having issues with some fonts not displaying. In font manager I can see this when the font displays example text with a square box with 4 numbers in the middle. The attached shows what it looks like for the font courier. there are other examples. I have tried rebuilding the font cache, reinstalling the fonts but nothing I have done seems to have fixed it. Does anyone know how to solve this issue?

    Thanks


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    Re: Fonts displaying with square boxes with 4 numbers in

    Did you check if the font files are actually there? (/usr/share/fonts/truetype) (or opentype)
    If yes, what's the ownership? should be root:root
    If OK, what are the permissions? should be 644 for all font files, 755 for all font directories
    Also be aware that each font family should be in it's own subdirectory (eg, all Courier font files in one directory).

    Here's what my TrueType directory looks like:

    macro@macro-pc:/usr/share/fonts/truetype$ ls -la
    total 308
    drwxr-xr-x 76 root root 4096 Mai 12 23:13 .
    drwxr-xr-x 8 root root 4096 Apr 23 09:34 ..
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:21 'Agency FB'
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:21 Arial
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:21 Bahnschrift
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:21 'Bell MT'
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:21 'Berlin Sans FB'
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:21 'Bodoni MT'
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:21 'Book Antiqua'
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:21 'Bookman Old Style'
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:21 Caladea
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:21 Calibri
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:21 'Californian FB'
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:21 'Calisto MT'
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:21 Cambria
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:21 Candara
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:21 Carlito
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:21 'Century Gothic'
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:21 'Century Schoolbook'
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:21 'Comic Sans MS'
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:21 Consolas
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:21 Constantia
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:21 'Copperplate Gothic'
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:21 Corbel
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:21 'Courier New'
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 12 23:07 crosextra
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 12 22:55 dejavu
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:22 'DejaVu Sans'
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:22 'DejaVu Sans Mono'
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:22 'DejaVu Serif'
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:22 Elephant
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:22 'Eras ITC'
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:22 'Franklin Gothic'
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:22 'Franklin Gothic Book'
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:22 Garamond
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 12 23:07 gentium
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 12 23:07 gentium-basic
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:22 'Gentium Basic'
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:22 'Gentium Book Basic'
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:22 Georgia
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:22 'Gill Sans'
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:22 'Gill Sans MT'
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:22 'Goudy Old Style'
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:22 'High Tower Text'
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Apr 23 09:34 liberation
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 12 23:07 liberation2
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:22 'Linux Biolinum G'
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:22 'Linux Libertine G'
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:22 'Lucida Bright'
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:22 'Lucida Fax'
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:22 'Lucida Sans'
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:22 'Lucida Sans Typewriter'
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 12 23:07 openoffice
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:22 'Open Sans'
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:22 'Palatino Linotype'
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:22 Perpetua
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:22 'Perpetua Titling MT'
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:22 'PT Serif'
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:22 Rockwell
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:22 'Segoe Print'
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:22 'Segoe Script'
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:22 'Segoe UI'
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:22 'Sitka Banner'
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:22 'Sitka Display'
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:22 'Sitka Heading'
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:22 'Sitka Small'
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:22 'Sitka Subheading'
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:22 'Sitka Text'
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:22 'System Volume Information'
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:22 Tahoma
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:22 Terminal
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:22 'Times New Roman'
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:22 'Trebuchet MS'
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:22 'Tw Cen MT'
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Apr 23 09:35 ubuntu
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 36 Apr 23 09:36 .uuid
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:22 Verdana

    And as an example, this is what the Arial subdirectory looks like:

    macro@macro-pc:/usr/share/fonts/truetype/Arial$ ls -la
    total 4272
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mai 5 00:21 .
    drwxr-xr-x 76 root root 4096 Mai 12 23:13 ..
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 980756 Mär 19 2019 arialbd.ttf
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 721144 Mär 19 2019 arialbi.ttf
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 717428 Mär 19 2019 ariali.ttf
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 180084 Jun 16 2017 ARIALNBI.TTF
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 180740 Jun 16 2017 ARIALNB.TTF
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 181124 Jun 16 2017 ARIALNI.TTF
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 175956 Jun 16 2017 ARIALN.TTF
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1036584 Mär 19 2019 arial.ttf
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 167592 Mär 19 2019 ariblk.ttf
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 36 Mai 5 00:21 .uuid

    Last edited by ml9104; 2 Weeks Ago at 09:16 PM.

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