[Pkg-octave-devel] Bug#477688: Bug#477688: [octave3.0] print()'ing a figure with title or (x|y)labels fails with gdImageStringFT error

Thomas Weber thomas.weber.mail at gmail.com
Wed May 21 06:35:33 UTC 2008

Am Dienstag, den 20.05.2008, 22:03 +0200 schrieb Rafael Laboissiere:
> * Thomas Weber <thomas.weber.mail at gmail.com> [2008-05-20 21:54]:
> > I'm thinking about patching print.m to get rid of the Helvetica font
> > specified there and instead use a sans-serif font from the GNU freefont
> > project (ttf-freefont ist the corresponding package). 
> I think this is the right thing to do, unless a "Helvetica" font is
> available in some package in Debian main.

The problem is that we (= gdlib) need Helvetica as a TrueType font. It
seems it is available as an X-font, but not as TrueType. So, there are
lots of hits for helvetica in the package archive, but none of them is

There's a (sorry, german) forum discussion at

It seems that Helvetica doesn't ship with a default Windows installation

Anyway, I'll ask pkg-fonts-devel on alioth, if there's a similar looking
font in the archives.


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