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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0003188KdenliveUser Interfacepublic2013-11-05 03:122014-09-24 13:01
Assigned Tovpinon 
PlatformLinuxOSUbuntuOS Version13.10
Product VersionRecent git 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0003188: Sans Serif will be replaced by DejaVu Sans
DescriptionWhen I open an existing project with titles, I get the error shown in the attached picture.

Sans Serif will be replaced by DejaVu Sans
Steps To Reproduce1.Open Kdenlive
2.make a title with default text
3.Save project
4.close Kdenlive
5.Open Kdenlive
6.Open project
7.Observe error
Additional InformationSans Serif font should be changed to DejaVu Sans or any free font. Otherwise, there should be a "Default" font which will auto-select a sans-serif font.
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Build/Install Method(select)
Attached Filespng file icon kdenliveerror.png [^] (86,623 bytes) 2013-11-05 03:12

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adamoutler (reporter)
2014-05-18 23:11

It's been 6 months, 2 reinstallations of Ubuntu/kdenlive, and no update on this issue. The fonts are present but this is an error with kdenlive.
ttguy (updater)
2014-06-10 15:08
edited on: 2014-06-10 15:09

I get this same error (ver 0.9.8). Quite anoying but has no impact as far as I can see. It seems to a spurious error. My titles are "DejaVu Sans" but when Kdenlive opens the project it complains about "Sans Serfif" and that it will convert them to "DejaVu Sans". So it seems to me that kdenlive is miss-idenfifying the fonts on load as "Sans Serfif".

vpinon (administrator)
2014-08-06 00:39

I don't have this problem (maybe Pango related?)
The only occurence of "Sans" was in dynamictext effect file, just replaced with DejaVu.
Solved on your side?
adamoutler (reporter)
2014-08-06 01:06

It is still a problem.
computa_mike (reporter)
2014-09-04 02:01

I have also experienced this issue - what is interesting is if you look in the titles you can see that the font is indeed set to sans serif. I found that if I changed the font to something else (like ubuntu), saved the project and then saved it back, then the font was written away correctly.

I believe this issue would probably be caused by some hardcoded default font type of issue. I can't say for sure because I haven't looked at the code. I would guess that the saving of font information for the title is only done if the interface detects a change - again - my guess about this.

Anyway - Once you have saved the font out, and then resaved it then it appears to no longer be an option.
computa_mike (reporter)
2014-09-04 02:04

to clarify my previous comment: My workaround steps are :

1. Load title up in kden live
2. select text - change font to ubuntu.
3. save title, save project (basically save everything).

At this stage I quit out of kdenlive...
4. Load kden live project again - font warning should be gone
5. re-edit titles to reset the font to Deja Sans serif (or whatever you prefer)
6. save away -
7. Project can now be loaded without issue
j-b-m (administrator)
2014-09-22 15:54

This is probably due to a bug that existed in previous Qt versions.
Can you open your kdenlive config file:


You should find a line like this:

font_family=Sans Serif,12,-1,5,50,0,0,0,0,0

Replace "Sans Serif" with "DejaVu Sans" and your problem should go away.
Another possibility is to delete the kdenlive config file and restart Kdenlive. The problem might go away.

If the problem is still here, can you tell me which Qt version you are using ? Can be found with:
qmake --version
ttguy (updater)
2014-09-24 13:01

It would appear I fixed this using computa_mikes suggestion. My kdenliverc has a

QMake version 2.01a
Using Qt version 4.8.6 in /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2013-11-05 03:12 adamoutler New Issue
2013-11-05 03:12 adamoutler File Added: kdenliveerror.png
2014-05-18 23:11 adamoutler Note Added: 0010054
2014-06-10 15:08 ttguy Note Added: 0010086
2014-06-10 15:09 ttguy Note Edited: 0010086 View Revisions
2014-08-06 00:39 vpinon Note Added: 0010199
2014-08-06 00:39 vpinon Assigned To => vpinon
2014-08-06 00:39 vpinon Status new => feedback
2014-08-06 01:06 adamoutler Note Added: 0010203
2014-08-06 01:06 adamoutler Status feedback => assigned
2014-08-19 23:44 vpinon Status assigned => acknowledged
2014-09-04 02:01 computa_mike Note Added: 0010310
2014-09-04 02:04 computa_mike Note Added: 0010311
2014-09-22 15:54 j-b-m Note Added: 0010357
2014-09-24 13:01 ttguy Note Added: 0010372

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