[reportlab-users] [Bitbucket] Issue #22: add '~/.fonts' (for user fonts on Ubuntu) to TTFSearchPath (rptlab/reportlab)

Roberto Alsina ralsina at netmanagers.com.ar
Mon Feb 24 05:47:55 EST 2014

On 24/02/14 07:43, Robin Becker wrote:

> On 22/02/2014 06:17, Ian Wood wrote:

>> --- you can reply above this line ---


>> New issue 22: add '~/.fonts' (for user fonts on Ubuntu) to TTFSearchPath

>> https://bitbucket.org/rptlab/reportlab/issue/22/add-fonts-for-user-fonts-on-ubuntu-to



>> Ian Wood:


>> Probably could be in search paths for other types of font also..

> ...

> I am trying to avoid answering all these issues on bitbucket so I'm

> copying reportlab-users to give others a chance to weigh in.


> I have no particular feeling about this particular entry. Since python

> doesn't recognize the ~ as special just using that character would not

> work.


> The question sould probably be re-phrased as can you do add

> os.path.join(os.environ.get('HOME','/dev/null'),'.fonts') to one or

> more search paths?



> I'm not an expert at all the places where font paths can be specified;

> presumably there might be FONTPATH environment variables as well.

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