[Mapserver-users] True-type font issues

Adam Quiney deathsushi at hotmail.com
Fri May 28 16:52:55 EDT 2004

Alas, we have done exactly that, and still no success.  The same problem 
continues to occur.  Is there anyway I can get more debug information about 
where MapServer is looking for the fonts?


>From: Richard Greenwood <rich at greenwoodmap.com>
>To: Adam Quiney <deathsushi at hotmail.com>
>CC: mapserver-users at lists.gis.umn.edu
>Subject: Re: [Mapserver-users] True-type font issues
>Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 13:41:03 -0600
>Adam Quiney wrote:
>>Hello all,
>>I've searched for this item on both the mailing list and google, but 
>>haven't found anything that solves the problem - I'm getting this error 
>>message when using both a mapfile we have set up, and a mapfile from the 
>>MapServer 4.0 tutorial:
>>msGetLabelSize(): TrueType Font error. Could not find/open font
>>I have tried copying the fonts to multiple directories in the htdocs root, 
>>but to no effect.  I know that the fonts.list file is being read 
>>correctly.  The fonts file we are using looks like:
>>arial            arial.ttf
>>The file provided by the tutorial is similar but contains many more fonts.
>>I have tried changing the arial.ttf filename to include a relative path, 
>>an absolute path (using both forward slashes one time and backward slashes 
>>the next time) all to no avail.
>>The system I am running on is a Windows 2000 machine.
>>Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
>Two things that might help:
>1. The font names are case sensitive (even on Windows).
>2. Put the font.list in the same directory as the fonts themselves. Then in 
>your map file put the full path to the font.list in a FONTSET definition. 
>For example:
>   FONTSET "/www/htdocs/mapserver/fonts/font.list"
>This is a path to a file in the file system, not an http path. But use 
>forward slashes (/) even on Windows.
>Richard Greenwood
>Mapserver-users mailing list
>Mapserver-users at lists.gis.umn.edu

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