I keep getting the following message...
"** (sodipodi.exe:4294063593): WARNING **: Couldn't load font "MS Sans Serif 8" falling back to "Sans 8""
This is on Sodipodi 0.34, but it also happens in 0.33. Installed on Windows 98SE. Do I have too many fonts in my Font directory? I checked and I have 192 fonts in that directory. Or maybe I need another version of MS Sans Serif? Either way, I don't know what is going on.
Any help is appreciated. Great program altogether!
I do not know the cause of this warning, but as I have heard it happens on Gimp/Win32 too I bet it is Pango/Gtk+ related.
You may look at config files in
Program Files\Common Files\GTK\2.0\etc
but I do not know what exactly has to be written there.
>I bet it is Pango/Gtk+ related.
Yep. It's Pango. MS Sans Serif is a .fon file and not a .ttf and it doesn't like that :)
Well there isn't anything you can really do about that bug itself... however, it's "workaroundable".
Right Click on the desktop -> settings (or so) -> presentation (or so) and change there all fonts from "MS Sans Serif" to a ttf font... eg "Tahoma (Western)". That font is very similar.
After that the flooding is gone :)
My mouse runs at 200hz therefore it generates up to 200 events per second... each event triggers that warning message. That put my comp down to it's knees - kinda funny that those console text stuff takes so much cpu power. I'm wondering if MS did that in order to simulate the good old dos feeling ;D
I changed everything to Arial and it worked! Thank you very much. I think your workaround needs to be noted by GTK and devs that work with it, if it isn't already. Although my PC could handle the flooding, I was just annoyed by that msdos screen. Again, thanks.
"Tahoma (Western)" cleared up the problem for me, also. Thanks.
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