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ImageMagick missing fonts in OS X Lion

by nick on March 6th, 2012

The error:

convert: unable to read font `font_name' @ warning/annotate.c/RenderType/810

can be fixed by following the suggestions from http://gothick.org.uk/2008/03/14/using-os-x-fonts-in-imagemagick/

In my case, I installed fondu from source:

./configure
make
sudo make install
,

and then had to create the locate database:

sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.locate.plist
sudo /usr/libexec/locate.updatedb

I ended up having to put the generated type.xml file in /usr/local/lib/ImageMagick-6.6.7/config/. The path may vary based on your configuration.

I hope this helps someone!

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