Benny & Josip,
Thanks for the replies. It's definitely using a Sans font, very similar to
an Arial. I learned more than 50 years ago what a serif was and that sans
meant without. Lots of folks don't know the origin, but that's probably like
all the folks using the term "boot" without a clue what it really means. My
XP install has a number of fonts added, primarily from WordPerfect and MS
Office packages. Back on topic, the graph looks pretty darn good when I view
and print it. I've looked at the graphviz documentation and decided that's
way deeper than I care to go.
Just a tip for others, I did a full database relationship graph of my 3000
people just for the fun of it, set it for E size paper, zoomed the pdf to
200% for panning around and 800% to make it readable and found several
disconnected "limbs" of the tree by panning across the oldest generations on
the graph, finding that was where the disconnected limbs ended up. It don't
know how I would have found it otherwise, so I've added that to my toolbox
for finding problems I didn't know I had alongside the other Gramps tools.
I'm amazed at the complication of the generated graph as you get into the
central area of your database. Some of the relationships took some long
pieces of spaghetti to build.
From: Josip [mailto:josip@...]
Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 8:33 AM
Subject: Re: [Gramps-users] graphical report of entire family tree
On 18.01.2012 03:10, David L McMurray wrote:
> Upon exploring the Relationship Graph, I get the warning:
> (dot.exe:1764): Pango-WARNING **: couldn't load font "Times New
> Not-Rotated 14", falling back to "Sans Not-Rotated 14", expect ugly
> Would my graph be "less ugly" if I installed that font and if so,
> where would I locate it? Basic googling didn't turn up any hits that I
> I'm running on Windows XP.
What output look like?
Did letters have the small projecting features called "serifs" at the end of
strokes (Times font does) or doesn't (Sans is san-serif typeface)
Windows come with "Times New Roman" font preinstalled and without "Sans"
so this warning is in most cases false (except you installed "Sans" by
yourself Pango have nothing to fall-back)
Problem is in spaces in fonts names which is not handled correctly, but can
be fixed in configuration files together with default font fall-backing.
Little off-topic but history of "Times" and their naming is interesting,