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To ensure a workable client and proper font mapping, install the Luxi*.ttf font family by default on Ubuntu 
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: Bill Malchisky9254 16 Feb 2009
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Notes on Linux requires the Luxi ttf-xfree86-nonfree font family for mapping of the serif, sans serif, and monospace font mappings. RH and SuSE come with that font and work well. Ubuntu at this time does not. So, rather than rely on a third-party to install what Notes needs, Lotus should place the font during the install, like so many other programs do when they require a particular font.
 
As a work-around, type the following command from a terminal:
   sudo apt-get install ttf-xfree86-nonfree
 
Symptoms will include loss of quick search capability, unreadable buttons, new memos written in a courier-like font, and almost all GUI windows in a monospace default mapping, making the client in many circumstances unusable.
 
This is an easy fix. The Technote IBM provides is: /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-xfree86-nonfree/ does not exist on the stock install. I worked with IBM to update  Tecnote 1328087 lacks the install command to resolve correctly.



1) Bruce Elgort8290 (17 Feb 2009)
Bill - that's one long tag you entered. Did you meant to put commas between the tags?
2) Bill Malchisky9254 (17 Feb 2009)
Thanks, Bruce. Apparently, I utilized a space as the parsing delimiter. Fixed.
3) Ninke Westra1722 (17 Feb 2009)
how about just making that font package a dependancy of the .deb installer package?
4) Bill Malchisky9254 (17 Feb 2009)
Lotus can do that as well. It would be cleaner if they just drop in one If Then statement in the install code, to keep people from having to do one additional step, but whatever gets this resolved and eliminates Help Desk calls, is fine by me.










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