Bug 55626 - All DejaVu fonts are displayed blank
Summary: All DejaVu fonts are displayed blank
Alias: None
Product: DejaVu
Classification: Unclassified
Component: General (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Windows (All)
: medium critical
Assignee: Deja Vu bugs
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Reported: 2012-10-04 14:46 UTC by przemhb
Modified: 2014-01-16 15:52 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description przemhb 2012-10-04 14:46:43 UTC
For some reason every program that uses DejaVu fonts displays blank page. 

I'm using DejaVu fonts for years and I have never run into such a problem. A few days ago DejaVu fonts stop working on my PC and laptop. Installing the most recent (2.33) version didn't solve the problem.
Comment 1 Denis Jacquerye 2012-10-06 18:40:19 UTC
What operating system? Which version?
Does this occur in every application?
If it stopped working a few days ago what could have changed?
Comment 2 przemhb 2012-10-06 19:22:37 UTC
Both PCs have Windows XP SP3.
Yes, it occurs in every application.

As to the third question - at the moment I'm not sure what have happened. Maybe Windows installed some update which revealed a bug in DejaVu fonts? That was my first idea, but now I would guess it's Windows' bug. The strange thing is the problem occurred at the same time on my PC and laptop.

The only coherent explanation that comes to my mind is that I've copied new version of DejaVu fonts to Windows fonts directories of both computers previously bringing them back from hibernation. After restart everything was back to normal. So in fact it means there is a bug in Windows not in DejaVu fonts.
Comment 3 nocturnaldreamer 2014-01-16 15:52:11 UTC
Cleaning up, should have been closed already. Sorry for the spam.

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