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Re: Issue 699 in lilypond: unwanted character changes on Windows Vista

From: sdfgsdhdshd
Subject: Re: Issue 699 in lilypond: unwanted character changes on Windows Vista
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2008 10:13:20 -0700 (PDT)

Sorry, this is a workaround, not a solution.

codesite-noreply wrote:
> Issue 699: unwanted character changes on Windows Vista
> http://code.google.com/p/lilypond/issues/detail?id=699
> Comment #2 by v.villenave:
> New comment from Michael Lauer:
> I think it's a bug in the font itself(!). The glyph names seem
> to be a bit mangled; the name "N" is assigned to several codepoints,
> including that I-with-dot-below. (If you look in the ps file you can
> see that in the font definition.)
> [If anyone with a Vista box DOESN'T see this, what version of times.ttf
> do you have? Mine is 5.01.]
> An easy but really lousy "fix" would be to copy the old times.ttf from an
> XP machine into your Vista machines c:\windows\fonts directory (backing up
> the existing times.ttf, of course!). That would mean that all your
> software,
> most of which probably doesn't look at the glyph names, would see
> the old font.
> A somewhat better fix is to copy the old times.ttf (and the bold/italic
> versions, and any other system fonts you may want to use)) into
> c:\users\<username>\.fonts\ , and then tell fontconfig to ignore
> the system fonts. The only way I can see to do that is to edit
> c:\program files\lilypond\etc\fonts\fonts.conf and remove the line
>     <dir>WINDOWSFONTDIR</dir>

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