certain fonts not usable for conversation

Daniel Atallah daniel.atallah at gmail.com
Tue Apr 15 10:55:18 EDT 2008

On 4/14/08, Franklin Kramer <fkramer2 at uiuc.edu> wrote:
> Hey, I just decided to start using Pidgin instead of AIM, and everything
> is working really well, except for some reason certain fonts don't show
> up that are definitely installed on my computer. I'm running vista and
> Pidgin v. 2.4.1, and one font specifically not showing up is Adobe
> Garamond Pro. To clarify, it doesn't show up on the list of fonts when
> trying to select a font from Tools --> preferences --> Conversations -->
> default formatting. I looked for a while on google/your FAQ and couldn't
> find anything, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

I don't have that particular font, so I can't definitively say why it it
isn't available, however it is going to be because Pango (part of the GTK+
runtime that Pidgin uses for its UI) can't handle all of the different types
of fonts that are possible to use on Windows.

The following Pango ticket has been filed for this issue:

It looks like there has been some recent activity on it, so perhaps in a
future Pango version, it'll be possible to use your font.

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