Hey Alexandra,
This is one of the FAQs, actually. Not all font-types are supported in Inkscape and there ar e a lot of technical explanations that I don't understand. Usually, under windows, TTF are pretty safe, while other fonts are not. But, even some TTF's don't work. So, see the Inkscape FAQ for a more detailed explanation. :)
So,... what I've done a couple of times myself now is to open the font in FontForge and convert it to a TTF, but that requires Linux. (You could very well use a ubuntu life-cd for it, though, I think it has FontForge by default).
But, would it be illigel if I did this conversion in FontForge on Wingdings (1, 2, 3) and Webdings and put the converted font out on the web to be used by Inkscapers? Does anybody know about this?
M. H. van der Velde  |  Powel ASA  |  + 47 48 16 46 21  |  mvdv@powel.no

From: inkscape-user-bounces@lists.sourceforge.net [mailto:inkscape-user-bounces@lists.sourceforge.net] On Behalf Of Alexandra Schmidt
Sent: 28. februar 2008 05:51
To: inkscape-user@lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: [Inkscape-user] anyone know why certain fonts aren't showing up as available in Inkscape?

While I have Symbol and Wingdings, for example, available in my other applications, they don't show up in the list of available fonts on Inkscape.  Any idea why, and how to fix this?

Would be most grateful for a response to this address, if you've encountered this problem before.

newbie user


This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and

intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they

are addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify

the system manager.


This footnote also confirms that this email message has been swept by

MIMEsweeper for the presence of computer viruses.