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Bug 121802 - bitmap fonts not added to xfs config
bitmap fonts not added to xfs config
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: bitmap-fonts (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Owen Taylor
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Reported: 2004-04-27 18:27 EDT by Len Trigg
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-04-27 20:44:03 EDT
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Description Len Trigg 2004-04-27 18:27:06 EDT
Description of problem: Fonts that I could select in gnome-terminal (in
particular, console8x16) could not be used by xterm. I tracked it down
to the fact that bitmap-fonts were not present in the catalogue setting
of /etc/X11/fs/config. Adding /usr/share/fonts/bitmap-fonts and
restarting xfs fixed the problem.

I'm not sure if this is a problem with bitmap-fonts or xfs.

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clean install of FC2-test2
Comment 1 Owen Taylor 2004-04-27 20:44:03 EDT
We've never added these fonts to the xfs configuration and
I don't think make sense to start doing so.

The bitmap-fonts package is specifically a small set of 
bitmap fonts to be used with the fontconfig/Xft font
system that replaces xfs and the old core X fonts.

Most of the fonts in this package duplicate fonts in
the primary X fonts directory; having them in two places
in the Xfs configuration could produce unexpected results.
Comment 2 Len Trigg 2004-04-27 23:26:52 EDT
Ahhh, I see. So the "correct" way to fix my original problem is to copy
the console8x16 font into /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/. Any chance of
getting that font added to the xorg-x11-base-fonts?

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