[Slackbuilds-users] webcore-fonts: incorrect Symbol font

Matteo Bernardini matteo.bernardini at gmail.com
Fri Dec 23 19:29:05 UTC 2016

2016-12-23 18:55 GMT+01:00 Andrzej Telszewski <atelszewski at gmail.com>:
> Hi,
> This problem has been coming and going as I play with the fonts.
> It's about badly rendered symbols in PDF documents.
> It seems that I finally understand what is the cause.
> Please have a look here:
> https://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=24099
> Basically, the Symbol font in webcore-fonts package has wrong mappings.
> There are multiple possible solutions:
> a) remove the font from the package,
> b) create additional rules in /etc/font not to use the Symbol font,
> c) fix the font with fontforge (?).
> Most probably, fixing the font with fontforge would be the most desirable
> solution.
> Unfortunately I have 0 experience in this tool, so if there's someone
> knowledgeable, could you please have a look?
> Thanks in advance!
> (Bcc-d maintainer).


can you please try if this patched version of the SlackBuild (where I
merely followed the steps descripted in the bug report you noted)
solves your problem?


please report if it does or if it does not.


P.S. consider that a different symbol.ttf font is also present in
every c:/Windows/Fonts/ directory, so you can also try that if you
have it available (but unfortunately I think it cannot be

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