Won’t use a font although it can be found by the FontManager

I was asked to file an Issue here on github, although I’m not sure if the problem is not in front of my PC… .

from pylab import *
from math import sin
rc('text', usetex = False)
la = matplotlib.font_manager.FontManager()
lu = matplotlib.font_manager.FontProperties(family = 'Heuristica')
print la.findfont(lu)
x = np.arange(0,5,0.1)
y = map(sin,x)
title('This is an unnecessary title', family = 'Heuristica')

As a result I get (besides a graph using an unwanted font):

C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\matplotlib\font_manager.py:1279: UserWarning: findfont: Font   family ['Heuristica'] not found. Falling back to Bitstream Vera Sans
(prop.get_family(), self.defaultFamily[fontext]))

If I add Heuristica on first spot of the serif-font-Types this will also not work, (i. e. font.serif : Heuristica, Bitstream Vera Serif)

I am using matplotlib 1.4.0 and Python 2.7.6, I asked this question on StackOverflow first

Author: Fantashit

1 thought on “Won’t use a font although it can be found by the FontManager

  1. The matplotlib font cache can be found here:
    Win7: %%userprofile%%\.matplotlib\
    Ubuntu: ~/.cache/matplotlib

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