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IOError: cannot open resource


On 07/12/2019 16:04, Peter Otten wrote:
> RobH wrote:
> 
>> When I run a python project with an oled display on a rasperry pi zero,
>> it calls for the Minecraftia.ttf font. I have the said file in
>> home/pi/.fonts/
>>
>> I get this error:
>>
>> pi at raspberrypi:~/Downloads $ python interdisplay.py
>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>     File "interdisplay.py", line 220, in <module>
>>       display_time()
>>     File "interdisplay.py", line 26, in display_time
>>       font = ImageFont.truetype('home/pi/.fonts/Minecraftia.ttf', 35)
>>     File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/PIL/ImageFont.py", line 280,
>> in truetype
>>       return FreeTypeFont(font, size, index, encoding, layout_engine)
>>     File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/PIL/ImageFont.py", line 145,
>> in __init__
>>       layout_engine=layout_engine)
>> IOError: cannot open resource
>>
>> PILLOW version forked from PIL 1.1.7
>>
>> I have no idea to what to do about this.
> 
> You don't have the font "Minecraftia.ttf". You can either try to find and
> install it or replace it with another that you already have in the
> /home/pi/.fonts directory.
> 
> You may even lie about it, e. g. assuming there is a font called
> "NotoSerif-Regular.ttf"
> 
> $ cd /home/pi/.fonts
> $ ln NotoSerif-Regular.ttf Minecraftia.ttf
> 
> should fix the error without making changes to the code.
> 

Thanks for that.
I actually replaced Minecraftia.ttf in the code for 
NotoSerif-Regular.ttf, after I put that font in the .font folder.
It now runs without the above errors.