[Gretl-users] Cannot Find Font Arial

Hélio Guilherme helioxentric at gmail.com
Fri Apr 10 13:29:16 EDT 2009

Paul Jones escreveu:
> Hi, I'm running Linux, Debian unstable, and I am getting an error
> message everytime I try to display a time series plot in gretl.
> The error is:
> "Could not find/open font when opening font "arial", using internal
> non-scalable font"
> The thing is when I look in Gretl's configuration/temp folder (~/.gretl)
> I see the time series plot I just tried to make.
> I've tried setting the environmental variables GNUPLOT_DEFAULT_GDFONT
> and GDFONTPATH with no success, and the arial font is installed.
> I don't know where this error is coming from exactly so I can't even
> begin to figure out how to fix it, and I use gretl all the time these
> days so it is bugging me. In fact I have a project due tomorrow.
> Any help is greatly appreciated.
> I deleted my configuration files, now the error message is asking for 
> "Vera." I imagine this isn't a Gretl problem, does anyone have an idea 
> of what it could be?
> PJ
> sorry about the last time I tried posting this. I should know better.
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Install the font, here is an example (Portuguese output):
helio at linux4one:~$ sudo apt-get  install vera
A Ler Listas de Pacotes... Pronto
Construindo Árvore de Dependências      
Lendo informação de estado... Pronto
Os seguintes NOVOS pacotes serão instalados:
0 pacotes actualizados, 1 pacotes novos instalados, 0 a remover e 0 não 
É necessário fazer o download de 0B/226kB de arquivos.
Depois desta operação, 291kB adicionais de espaço em disco serão utilizados.
A seleccionar pacote anteriormente não seleccionado vera
(A ler a base de dados ... 106291 ficheiros e directórios actualmente 
A descompactar vera (desde .../archives/vera_1.17-1_all.deb) ...
A instalar vera (1.17-1) ...

You can also for Gretl to check fonts from Tools/Preferences/Fixed 
(Menu) font...

Good luck!
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