I have seen this before, it seems to come and go.
I experinced this on amd64 early last month, but it went away. Now, I see this on amd64 and i386 with up to date ports again.
What is above is a 3200 word report I was working on at the time, as it started appearing after the original udpate to 2.6.8. The current problem is identical on both machines.
cc: Koop Mast <kwm@FreeBSD.org>
Build and install abiword, open it up, start typing.
Over to maintainer (via the GNATS Auto Assign Tool)
I've solved this... kinda...
The issue is that the fonts it wants do not exist and... can't be
shipped with it either. The default fonts are MS fonts found in
The solution, seemingly, would thus be to change the default font in
abiword to something more F/OSS friendly...
However, documents written in the MS fonts will still cause this garbage
to render out. This should really be falling back to a sane font
Currently, the only real fix is to install webfonts.
This has been fixed by changing the default font to DejaVu Serif.
marcus 2009-05-23 19:29:25 UTC
FreeBSD ports repository
Merge a patch from Fedora to chaneg the default font from Times Roman
to DejaVu Serif. This will fix the font corruption issue on machines
which don't have webfonts installed, and still allow us to package
Revision Changes Path
1.133 +2 -0 ports/editors/abiword/Makefile
1.1 +732 -0 ports/editors/abiword/files/patch-default-font (new)
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