Bug 760339

Summary: FreeType complains " couldn't find encoding 'iso8859-13'" for multiple local fonts
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Alan Stern <stern>
Component: xorg-x11-fontsAssignee: X/OpenGL Maintenance List <xgl-maint>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Description Alan Stern 2011-12-05 16:22:40 EST
Description of problem:  When X starts up, the Xorg log file contains multiple lines like this:

FreeType: couldn't find encoding 'iso8859-13' for '/usr/local/share/fonts/l047013t.pfa'

That particular font file doesn't belong to an RPM package; I inherited it from a long time ago.  In case you're interested about it:

$ grep l047013t /usr/local/share/fonts/fonts.dir
l047013t.pfa -b&h-luxi mono-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-m-0-adobe-standard
l047013t.pfa -b&h-luxi mono-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-m-0-ascii-0
l047013t.pfa -b&h-luxi mono-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-m-0-iso10646-1
l047013t.pfa -b&h-luxi mono-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-m-0-iso8859-1
l047013t.pfa -b&h-luxi mono-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-m-0-iso8859-13
l047013t.pfa -b&h-luxi mono-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-m-0-iso8859-15
l047013t.pfa -b&h-luxi mono-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-m-0-iso8859-2
l047013t.pfa -b&h-luxi mono-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-m-0-iso8859-9
l047013t.pfa -b&h-luxi mono-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-m-0-microsoft-cp1252

Regardless, the point is that the iso8859-13 encoding does indeed exist:

$ ls -l /usr/share/X11/fonts/encodings/iso8859-13*
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 639 Jul 28 11:18 /usr/share/X11/fonts/encodings/iso8859-13.enc.gz
$ grep iso8859-13 /usr/share/X11/fonts/encodings/encodings.dir
iso8859-13 /usr/share/X11/fonts/encodings/iso8859-13.enc.gz

So why does FreeType complain so much?  Or to put this another way, why doesn't it also complain about the other fonts in /usr/local/share/fonts which use other encodings, such as iso8859-15 above?

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible: Always.

Expected results: FreeType should be able to find the encoding file, and not fill the log with error messages.
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