I recently upgraded from Kubuntu 16.10 → 17.04. After the upgrade, the
Courier 10 Pitch font now appears to be "missing".
How can I recover/reinstall the
Courier 10 Pitch font and/or force LibreOffice Writer to see it?
The font is, supposedly, included in the
xfonts-scalable package, but removing/purging and reinstalling this package makes no difference. It was definitely showing up under 16.10, too.
apt-cache show xfonts-scalable does not list included fonts by name, so I couldn't confirm it's really there; I had simply read that it's supposed to be there elsewhere.
fc-list command appears to claim the font is available:
fc-list "Courier 10 Pitch" /usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1/c0419bt_.pfb: Courier 10 Pitch:style=Regular /usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1/c0611bt_.pfb: Courier 10 Pitch:style=Bold Italic /usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1/c0582bt_.pfb: Courier 10 Pitch:style=Italic /usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1/c0583bt_.pfb: Courier 10 Pitch:style=Bold
However, LibreOffice Writer still shows the font as "not installed". (See pic. at bottom.)
apt-cache show ttf-mscorefonts-installer command lists
Courier New (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic) as being part of it, so I also tried removing/purging that package and re-installing, which works fine (see partial output below). However, that seems to only contain the
Courier New version of it and does not include
Courier 10 Pitch.
Extracting cabinet: /var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/partial/courie32.exe extracting cour.ttf extracting courbd.ttf extracting courbi.ttf extracting fontinst.inf extracting couri.ttf extracting fontinst.exe All done, no errors.
I've tried the
sudo fc-cache -fv command to see if it's a caching issue, but it made no difference.
/usr/share/fonts/ only show the
Courier New font as being present, not
Courier 10 Pitch. Other than the font and sym-links pointing back to them (see below), there're no additional matches for 'Courier'.
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 May 11 21:21 courbd.ttf -> Courier_New_Bold.ttf lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 27 May 11 21:21 courbi.ttf -> Courier_New_Bold_Italic.ttf -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 230K May 11 2000 Courier_New_Bold_Italic.ttf -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 305K May 11 2000 Courier_New_Bold.ttf -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 239K May 11 2000 Courier_New_Italic.ttf -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 296K May 11 2000 Courier_New.ttf lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 22 May 11 21:21 couri.ttf -> Courier_New_Italic.ttf lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 15 May 11 21:21 cour.ttf -> Courier_New.ttf
If it makes a difference, the
/usr/local/share/fonts/ directory is empty.
Note the font not being listed under Family and the "font has not been installed" message below the Language drop down menu label.