[reportlab-users] Fonts - reportlab pics serif no matter what I do

Andy Robinson andy at reportlab.com
Thu Jan 23 02:25:05 EST 2014

Can you post a snippet of code showing us what you are doing to find,
register and use your fonts?



On 22 January 2014 23:01, Yan Seiner <yan at seiner.com> wrote:

> I'm a relative newbie in the world of reportlab.


> The issue I am having is that reportlab apparently does not like the fonts

> I have, and substitutes FreeSerif fonts instead of the FreeSans fonts I want

> to use.


> If I remove all of the FreeSerif fonts and just use the FreeSans fonts,

> Reportlab fails with an error that it can't find the font info for the

> family of fonts:


> Can't map determine family/bold/italic for freesans


> If I tell it to use serif fonts, the entire document is printed in serif

> just fine.


> If I tell it to use sansserif fonts, some of the document elements use

> sansserif and some use serif.


> I tried using my own fonts (DejaVu) and got the same font family error from

> reportlab/lib/fonts.py:


> Can't map determine family/bold/italic for dejavusans


> Where do I look? The little bit I've been able to gather on that error is

> that maybe my sansserif font set is not complete, but the whole DejaVu set

> is there....


> I looked at the code for reportlab/lib/fonts.py but AFAICT the error is

> being generated due to an empty map.


> I'm stuck.

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