The Persistence of Vision Raytracer (POV-Ray).
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FS#162 - Character 101 (0x65) not found in /usr/share/fonts/truetype/freefont/FreeSans.ttf (3.6 branch)
Opened by Darxus (Darxus) - Sunday, 08 August 2010, 18:56 GMT
Last edited by Christoph Lipka (clipka) - Saturday, 09 February 2013, 10:42 GMT
The text object isn’t working with /usr/share/fonts/truetype/freefont/FreeSans.ttf. Used to work - taken from an old .pov file of mine.
$ povray +ifonttest.pov +ofonttest.png
Persistence of Vision™ Ray Tracer Version 3.6.1 (g++ 4.4.3 @
File: fonttest.pov Line: 8
Verification that the problem is not in the .ttf file, this works (imagemagick):
convert -background lightblue -fill blue -pointsize 48 -font
Problem verified when compiled from source on Ubuntu Lucid. Also exists in Ubuntu binaries from Lucid and Hardy.
Saturday, 09 February 2013, 10:42 GMT
Reason for closing: Fixed
Additional comments about closing: Fixed in 3.7 branch as of beta 39; still open in the 3.6 branch, but chances that there'll ever be a 3.65 are pretty slim, so I consider this case closed for good.