Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 118587
Xft does not handle bitmap fonts correctly with freetype-2.1.7
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:43:18 EDT
I select 'LucidaTypewriter-10' in gnome-terminal, and I get something
that is *not* LucidaTypewriter.
Not sure what it is, but it's proportional :) , and it also looks
to be !bitmap.
gnome-terminal is using fontconfig/Xft I believe.
Owen, has fonts.conf changed recently, or have there been any other
font related changes you're aware of?
I believe I've found the cause of this problem. It seems to be
a bug in Xft 2.1.5:
Created attachment 98672 [details]
LucidaTypeWriter 10 screenshot in gnome-terminal 2.5.91-1.1
XFree86-4.3.0-64, fontconfig-2.2.1-8.1 freetype-2.1.7-3
Is this still happening. That sounds pretty bad?
It just started with x.org. Haven't tested today's build, will do that
at some point.
Still happens with current builds.
*** Bug 118822 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
fixes both gnome-terminal and mozilla for me.
*** Bug 118968 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Assigned bug alias "xftbitmap" to this issue for easier closing
Fixed in 0.0.6.6-0.0.2004_03_11.8 by above patch from Xft 2.1.6.
Additional note: the latest Xorg CVS has the new Xft 2.1.6
Fixed in rawhide, in xorg-x11-0.0.6.6-0.0.2004_03_11.8, which will
be available tomorrow sometime.
I still see a crash in Mozilla font code (see bug 118822) on
http://www.mrpalm.com/mobilephone_zone/connect.php3 after updating to
xorg-x11-0.0.6.6-0.0.2004_03_11.8. The crash on amazon seems to be
Somehow the patch got inadvertently excluded from being applied.
I've fixed this and am building xorg-x11-0.0.6.6-0.0.2004_03_11.9
<caillon> mharris, sweet, .9 works nicely
Ok, closing as fixed in RAWHIDE again.