Work at SourceForge, help us to make it a better place! We have an immediate need for a Support Technician in our San Francisco or Denver office.

Close

#7 Segmentation fault

closed-works-for-me
nobody
None
5
2005-05-30
2004-12-19
Anonymous
No

I have just compiled the Beta4 version of Fontforge.
I can lauch it, but I can't use it: when it starts, the
graphic interface asks me to open an existing file, or
to create a new one. And whatever I choose, the program
ends up;
As I launch it from a terminal session, i can read the
error notification which is always "segmentation fault".

Do you have any answer to this issue ?

Thanks..

A.

Discussion

  • Logged In: NO

    I come back to tell you that the problem has solved after I
    downloaded the latest version of fontforge.

    However, there's another..

    I'm using Mandrake 10.1. I have installed the
    "urw-fonts.rpm" RPM. Nevertheless, fontforge notices:

    " -urw-courier-medium-r-normal--13-0-0-0-m-0-iso8859-1
    existed in the font list, but when I asked for it there was
    nothing.
    I think I'll crash soon."

    I do not own this font. I have been trying to find it. I
    only found it for 33 at the URW++'s main site. I would like
    to use fontforge without paying 33 for a 150 Kb file...

    If you know where I would be able to download it for free....
    Else, may I ask you to teach me how to modify fontforge in
    order to use another similar font instead of courier...

    Thanx a lot...

    A.

     
  • Alvine
    Alvine
    2004-12-19

    Logged In: YES
    user_id=1181195

    i got the same problem; can it be fixed ?

     
    • status: open --> closed
     
  • Logged In: YES
    user_id=201273

    > " -urw-courier-medium-r-normal--13-0-0-0-m-0-iso8859-1
    > existed in the font list, but when I asked for it there was
    >nothing.
    > I think I'll crash soon."
    You don't need to by this font.

    Somewhere on your system there is a fonts.dir file with an
    entry for this font but which points to a bad (or
    non-existant) font file. This confuses X, and that in turn
    confuses fontforge.

    All you need to do is remove the spurious entry.

     
    • status: closed --> closed-works-for-me