[reportlab-users] TTFError: Can't open "ARIALBD.TTF"

Patrick Sokol psokol at cox.net
Fri Apr 7 12:54:54 EDT 2006

I'm not to familiar with any of this - taking it step by step - thank 
ultimately what I did is grab the font information for my windows system and 
transferred it to the proper fill within reportlab ext. folder- everything 
is working - I also ended up using Helvetica -

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tim Roberts" <timr at probo.com>
To: <reportlab-users at reportlab.com>
Sent: Friday, April 07, 2006 11:33 AM
Subject: Re: [reportlab-users] TTFError: Can't open "ARIALBD.TTF"

> On Fri, 7 Apr 2006 01:10:34 -0500,  "Patrick Sokol" <psokol at cox.net> 
> wrote:
>>Hopefully i can get some help.
>>not really sure what I'm doing - purchased a program called PDF Script 
>>Pilot because I would like customer and agents to be able to go online and 
>>fill out an applications and generate a PDF.
>>Anyway followed the testing directions for the server and all was well. 
>>I've done what the instrcutions in the programed said to do.
>>I've put a sample form up on the web and when I went to submit it this is 
>>what I got:
>>A problem occurred in a Python script. Here is the sequence of function 
>>calls leading up to the error, in the order they occurred.
> What led you to believe that this would work on Linux?  I don't see
> anything on their web site that implies Linux support at all.  It seems
> to be exclusively a Windows product.
> That's certainly what the error implies.  ARIALBD.TTF is Arial Bold,
> which is a Microsoft font, supplied with Windows.  It is not shipped
> with Linux.  If I were making a cross-platform product, I would have
> used Helvetica, which is available everywhere Acrobat lives.
> Alternatively, Microsoft did make their core fonts (including Arial
> Bold) available for Linux users at one point.  You can fetch them from
> http://corefonts.sourceforge.net.
> -- 
> Tim Roberts, timr at probo.com
> Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.
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