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ilyaz
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does not recognize fonts

Postby ilyaz » Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:52 am

Hello,

I am a new user to Inkscape (OSX 10.6.8, Inkscape 0.48)

I checked the forum and saw that this issue was referred to several times already, but none of the below answers worked for me...

Problem: when opening a PDF file in Inkscapes, some of the fonts are not recognised, and changed.
(music notation fonts, e.g. Helsinky.dfont, Opus.dfont and such, from Sibelius software).

What I have tried already:
(with the links for the relevant forum discussion)

1. Copying the missing fonts from: [User] > Library > Fonts to: Library > Fonts
http://www.inkscapeforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=1187
2. Changing the fonts.conf file
http://www.inkscapeforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=12772
3. First converting my .pdf to .svg and only then opening with Inkscape
http://www.inkscapeforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=15793&p=58657&hilit=fonts#p58657
4. When importing to Inkscape, unchecking the 'Replace PDF fonts by the closest-namedinstalled fonts'

Funny enough, in Inkscape's text dialog the proper fonts do appear and are ready to use.

Thanks!

ilya

hulf2012
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Re: does not recognize fonts

Postby hulf2012 » Sat Sep 07, 2013 11:07 am

Hello:
W.O.W. It's coincidence? Today there are a lot of problems with font managing and OS X.
Again... There is a problem when importing pdf fonts to Inkscape.
I said this from a user to other.
Do a search in this forum and you will see.
Last edited by hulf2012 on Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:17 am, edited 1 time in total.
If you have problems:
1.- Post a sample (or samples) of your file please.
2.- Please check here:
http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/index.html
3.- If you manage to solve your problem, please post here your solution.

tylerdurden
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Location: Michigan, USA

Re: does not recognize fonts

Postby tylerdurden » Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:01 pm

The Sibelius website says it can export SVG... how does that look in Inkscape?

And, do the fonts stay as text, or are they paths?
Have a nice day.

I'm using Inkscape 0.92.2 (5c3e80d, 2017-08-06), 64 bit win8.1

The Inkscape manual has lots of helpful info! http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/

ilyaz
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Re: does not recognize fonts

Postby ilyaz » Sat Sep 07, 2013 5:56 pm

hello, thanks for replying.

tylerdurden wrote:The Sibelius website says it can export SVG... how does that look in Inkscape?



- Sibelius ver. 7 only enables export / import of SVG, I am still with 6...

And, do the fonts stay as text, or are they paths?



I think as a font, since I am able to select each of the "letters" with the text tool. I am not sure though (as I said, i am new to Inkscape...)
I attach to images:
first one is Inkscape's version, second is how the PDF originally looks. You'll notice that Inkscape is good when dealing with the instrument name and a few other components, but the note heads, the clef sign and time signature are strangely transformed.
Image

Image


I will give another forum search for recent similar topics.
Last edited by ilyaz on Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:57 pm, edited 1 time in total.

v1nce
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Re: does not recognize fonts

Postby v1nce » Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:11 pm

open the pdf in inkscape. save it as svg. open the svg in a text editor and check for font-names.
What are they ?

ilyaz
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Re: does not recognize fonts

Postby ilyaz » Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:06 pm

v1nce wrote:open the pdf in inkscape. save it as svg. open the svg in a text editor and check for font-names.
What are they ?


this is an example of what the text editor says:
style="font-size:96px;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;writing-mode:lr-tb;fill:#000000;fill-opacity:1;fill-rule:nonzero;stroke:none;font-family:Helsinki;-inkscape-font-specification:Helsinki">Image</tspan></text>


so it seems the font is still Helsinki, but Inkscape changes the character to
Image

ilyaz
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Re: does not recognize fonts

Postby ilyaz » Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:58 pm

...sorry, i have only now re-uploaded the images correctly...


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