|Summary:||Font's don't show up in apps|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||udippel|
|Component:||rhl-release-notes-x86||Assignee:||John Ha <jha>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2002-10-31 23:29:53 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description udippel 2002-10-26 17:34:26 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.6 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020830 Description of problem: Maybe this isn't a technical bug but a bug in the Release Notes for 8.0? I followed the instructions with respect to additional fonts: "If you have fonts that you would like to add to your configuration, you can copy them to ~/.fonts (or /usr/share/fonts), and run fc-cache directory. The fonts will then be available." True; but for whom?? Here (fresh install) only for 'Preferences->Font', where I could set them to be used on the Desktop (Gnome). But to the apps (e.g. Mozilla) they were not. So I had to use the whole legacy framework (chkfontpath -add, xfs restart) to get them available in the apps. Now they are in Mozilla; e.g. In Gnumeric not (yet?), though. Neither in Abiword (where I didn't expect them to be available, true). Seems to be more of a mess than before ... or did I understand anything wrongly ? Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. (see above) 2. 3. Actual Results: A hell of a lot of (different) work to get 'my' truetype fonts working in the apps Expected Results: you dump them (fonts) in a directory and voil`, there they are for everyone Additional info:
Comment 1 Owen Taylor 2002-10-31 23:29:45 UTC
We're slowly working on getting rid of legacy fonts; the release notes should probably be clearer that ~/.fonts only is for the new font system.
Comment 2 John Ha 2002-11-04 22:10:21 UTC
It should have been noted that only current applications that support Xft/fontconfig will work with the instructions in the notes. I will amend the release notes in the CVS repository now. Thanks for your input.