I recently removed the copy of the Arial font we were distributing in
rviz and replaced it with Liberation Sans . This was done in Indigo, Jade, Kinetic, and Lunar.
At the time I thought other plugins would be reusing the code that was used to do moving text in rviz (avoiding a reference to Arial themselves), but that doesn’t appear to be the case and several users have run into issues .
There’s not a workaround at the moment, but the fix should be straightforward. I’ll try to expedite the release of these packages to public if I can.
If anyone has time to do testing higher level packages in the “shadow repository” between syncs to public that would help us catch these mistakes before they get to users and it would be much appreciated.
Thanks and sorry again for the disruption,