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Old 07-01-2010, 03:42 PM   #1
MrUmunhum
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gnuplot Arial font replace with what?


Hi group,
I have a running problem with Gnuplot. It is complaining about:
Code:
gnuplot> set term png 
Terminal type set to 'png'
Could not find/open font when opening font "arial", using internal non-scalable font
Options are 'nocrop medium '
gnuplot>
I have spent hours looking for a work around and it looks like the only 'fix' is to override the 'default' font. So I need to find out which fonts I have on my system. A 'locate' for 'fonts' shows a boat load of them.

How can I tell which ones to use??

Thanks for your time.
 
Old 07-01-2010, 07:36 PM   #2
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On a debian system the truetype fonts (of which arial belongs) can be found by
Code:
locate ttf
why not install msttcorefonts and then you would have arial?
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Old 07-02-2010, 12:38 PM   #3
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On a debian system the truetype fonts (of which arial belongs) can be found by
Code:
locate ttf
why not install msttcorefonts and then you would have arial?
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Neal
Well, that is what I did ( I think )! I found this link http://corefonts.sourceforge.net/. And after hours of downloading ( very slow dialup ), it got installed but no joy on step 8, the
Code:
xlsfonts | grep ^-microsoft
Must be an old How to?
 
Old 07-04-2010, 12:16 PM   #4
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Well, that is what I did ( I think )! I found this link http://corefonts.sourceforge.net/. And after hours of downloading ( very slow dialup ), it got installed but no joy on step 8, the
Code:
xlsfonts | grep ^-microsoft
Must be an old How to?
Well, I got gnuplot to find the new fonts by using:
Code:
export GDFONTPATH=/usr/share/fonts/msttcorefonts/
in my .bash_profile.
Still don't see why a Linux version pf gnuplot requires M$ fonts??
 
Old 08-10-2011, 07:55 PM   #5
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Smile simple solution

set term png enhanced font '/usr/share/fonts/liberation/LiberationSans-Regular.ttf' 12

Last edited by ben_fredrickson; 08-10-2011 at 07:57 PM.
 
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