Inkscape & Font manager issue

Asked by Carl on 2014-07-29

Hi there,

Windows 7 x64 user here.
I'm using a font manager to install/uninstall my fonts.
When I install the fonts using the font manager, fonts are missing in Inkscape.
When I install them copying them into the font folder, then they work in Inkscape too.
The thing is, I need to manage my fonts with the font manager. Is there a workaround to get the fonts working in Inkascpe too?
Should I provide more info about my machine configuration?

Thanks

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2014-08-19
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2014-08-28
Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #1

Where does the font manager put the fonts you install with it?
From what you wrote I would conclude that it puts the fonts in a different directory. If you can find where the fonts really are, you could maybe create a link between the folder where inkscape looks for the fonts and the folder where the fonts are (no Windows here, could be wrong about this).

Carl (cgustavjung) said : #2

That might work, where can I find the preference in Inkscape in order to point it to the other folder?
I've looked in the System folder but I couldn't find it.

Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #3

I would create a symbolic link from the font folder which inkscape does find to the font folder which it does not know about.
Please don't ask me how to create symbolic links in Windows - I just don't know! It may also be that inkscape won't even find them then, this is just guesswork!

I hope this problem is not related to this one: https://answers.launchpad.net/inkscape/+question/216640.

For the moment, you could maybe just solve the problem fast by copying the font files you need into your 'true', un-managed, font directory.

Liam P. White (liampwhite) said : #4

> Please don't ask me how to create symbolic links in Windows - I just don't know! It may also be that inkscape won't even find them then, this is just guesswork!

Windows does not support symbolic links. Or hard links.

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