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TL;DR: How do i add a custom font (NarkissNew-Light_MFW) to fontconfig through SSH?

I am trying to use the wkhtmltopdf utility to convert some HTML with Hebrew in it to PDF. I had some trouble displaying the Hebrew (it appeared as blocks) but after installing msttcore-fonts-2.0-3.n the Hebrew displayed correctly (on very specific fonts). I installed the package in /usr/share/fonts and the utility knows how to use at least two of the different fonts there for Hebrew (Arial and the default one). The problem is i don't know how to install this standalone font. I tried just placing the files in /usr/share/fonts and in the msttcore folder inside the fonts folder but it does not work. I tried placing it in another folder and use fc-cache to redirect to that folder but i received an error of

"fc-cache: symbol lookup error: fc-cache: undefined symbol: FcConfigGetSysRoot".

I'm not even sure what files i need since the font has 4 different files (ttf,svg,woff,eot). Is there maybe a similar package to the msttcore one i can install? or is this just some config parameters and correct command i'm missing?

server information:

CENTOS 6.9 kvm

Linux 4.9.36-x86_64-linode85

  • msttcore for centos: mscorefonts2.sourceforge.net ; but this error can indicate that indeed smth. in the config is broken, and if it persists try to reinstall the fontconfig package – contemplator Sep 19 '17 at 23:26
  • I already installed msttcore (i said so in the question) and the error is not even what i'm looking to solve... Do you know how to install a singular font to fontconfig? that's my real question.. – RealGigex Sep 20 '17 at 21:08
  • wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fonts#Manual_installation, but as I wrote, the error may indicate a corruption in fontconfig files. – contemplator Sep 20 '17 at 22:08
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Well, apparently the problem was the font name I was using in my css file. I was using "NarkissNew-Light_MFW" (since that was the name of the font files) but the correct name was "NarkissNewMFW". The Hebrew now renders correctly.

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