Just to add a note: it happened to me also, because I have /usr/local as
a symlink to /home/local (in a different partition) and evince (or
apparmor) correctly complained.
So all fonts from Microsoft, which are installed in /usr/local/font,
came out blank.
Setting aa-complain solved momentarily the thing, then an edit of the
profiles is recommended.
Now, 'some font thing failed' is not exactly a very informative error
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Evince fails to display some fonts (some font thing failed)
Status in evince package in Ubuntu:
Since the upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04, evince fails to display some fonts
of most of my latex pdfs. I attached an example of the pdf rendered by
evince, and a screenshot of what it's supposed to look like. The
console is spammed with errors:
'some font thing failed'
The pdf display correctly with xpdf and okular.
Description: Ubuntu 15.04
*** 3.14.2-0ubuntu2 0
500 http://ftp.belnet.be/ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ vivid/main amd64 Packages
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.04
Package: evince 3.14.2-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.19.0-15.15-generic 3.19.3
Uname: Linux 3.19.0-15-generic x86_64
Date: Sun Apr 26 23:15:02 2015
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
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