Paul Jones escreveu:
Hi, I'm running Linux, Debian unstable, and I am getting an error
message everytime I try to display a time series plot in gretl.

The error is:

"Could not find/open font when opening font "arial", using internal
non-scalable font"

The thing is when I look in Gretl's configuration/temp folder (~/.gretl)
I see the time series plot I just tried to make.

I've tried setting the environmental variables GNUPLOT_DEFAULT_GDFONT
and GDFONTPATH with no success, and the arial font is installed.

I don't know where this error is coming from exactly so I can't even
begin to figure out how to fix it, and I use gretl all the time these
days so it is bugging me. In fact I have a project due tomorrow.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

I deleted my configuration files, now the error message is asking for "Vera." I imagine this isn't a Gretl problem, does anyone have an idea of what it could be?


sorry about the last time I tried posting this. I should know better.

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Install the font, here is an example (Portuguese output):
helio@linux4one:~$ sudo apt-get  install vera
A Ler Listas de Pacotes... Pronto
Construindo Árvore de Dependências      
Lendo informação de estado... Pronto
Os seguintes NOVOS pacotes serão instalados:
0 pacotes actualizados, 1 pacotes novos instalados, 0 a remover e 0 não actualizados.
É necessário fazer o download de 0B/226kB de arquivos.
Depois desta operação, 291kB adicionais de espaço em disco serão utilizados.
A seleccionar pacote anteriormente não seleccionado vera
(A ler a base de dados ... 106291 ficheiros e directórios actualmente instalados.)
A descompactar vera (desde .../archives/vera_1.17-1_all.deb) ...
A instalar vera (1.17-1) ...

You can also for Gretl to check fonts from Tools/Preferences/Fixed (Menu) font...

Good luck!