I have the EB Garamond fonts in my /usr/share/fonts/opentype/:

  • EBGaramond08-Italic.otf
  • EBGaramond08-Regular.otf
  • EBGaramond12-AllSC.otf
  • EBGaramond12-Italic.otf
  • EBGaramond12-Regular.otf
  • EBGaramond-Initials.otf
  • EBGaramond-InitialsF1.otf
  • EBGaramond-InitialsF2.otf
  • EBGaramondSC08-Regular.otf
  • EBGaramondSC12-Regular.otf

Inkscape 1.1 lists the following font families:

  • EB Garamond
  • EB Garamond 12 All SC
  • EB Garamond Initials
  • EB Garamond Initials Fill1
  • EB Garamond Initials Fill2
  • EB Garamond SC

Most of the font families seem to be working fine, connecting to the right files, but for some reason EB Garamond has EBGaramond08-Regular.otf as its normal style and EBGaramond12-Italic.otf as its italic style; meanwhile EB Garamond SC also has EBGaramond08-Regular.otf as its normal style. I don't have any way of using EBGaramond08-Italic.otf, EBGaramond12-Regular.otf, EBGaramondSC08-Regular.otf, or EBGaramondSC12-Regular.otf.

Is there something I can do to fix this?

  • You'd have to correct the internal naming structure of the font files themselves. It's doubtful it's an Inkscape issue at all. It's an issue with the construction of the font files. Just a guess, was this a "Free font"? With free fonts you generally get what you pay for.
    – Scott
    Sep 10 '21 at 6:17
  • @Scott EB Garamond is a free and open source font, though it has been developing for years; at this point, the font already has a latex package. I am skeptical that the font is the issue, particularly because it works perfectly fine in other software like Libreoffice Writer and as my system's default font. Inkscape seems to be the only thing that takes issue with it.
    – Joseph D.
    Sep 10 '21 at 9:35
  • Drawing software is typically more finicky about font construction than text editors will be.... and simply because a free font has been around longer does not mean it's constructed better.. or that it hasn't become corrupt on your system. First thing to try is reinstall from a fresh original version... But hey.. if you know how to fix your issue.. feel free to argue with me. :)
    – Scott
    Sep 10 '21 at 9:49
  • @Scott Okay, I figured it out. You were right, it was the font construction. I was using the wrong version of EB Garamond (because aside from the usual assortment of versioning, apparently github has two entirely distinct repositories that developed out of the same font into their own things). Sort of wish the repositories were a bit more descriptive. At any rate, thank you for the advice :)
    – Joseph D.
    Sep 10 '21 at 10:08

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