Bug 127500 - Rerunning fc-cache gets me "squashed" version of Helvetica
Rerunning fc-cache gets me "squashed" version of Helvetica
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: fontconfig (Show other bugs)
athlon Linux
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Assigned To: Owen Taylor
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Reported: 2004-07-08 18:55 EDT by J. J. Ramsey
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 16:09:17 EDT
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Screenshot of Slashdot with "scrunched" Helvetica (191.61 KB, image/png)
2004-07-08 18:56 EDT, J. J. Ramsey
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Description J. J. Ramsey 2004-07-08 18:55:33 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040510

Description of problem:
I tried to remove some font aliases so that Mozilla would not display
Helvetica. (Anti-aliased Nimbus Sans L looks too fuzzy.) It appeared
that editing /etc/fonts/local.conf would not do the trick, so I backed
up /etc/fonts/fonts.conf, edited it, and ran fc-cache. This caused the
font used in OpenOffice's GUI to become "squashed", so I restored
/etc/fonts/fonts.conf from my backup and ran fc-cache again. No joy,
and Mozilla displays Helvetica (or really Nimbus Sans L) as squashed.
An attached screenshot of Slashdot.org shows the problem. Look at the
titles of the articles.

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Comment 1 J. J. Ramsey 2004-07-08 18:56:39 EDT
Created attachment 101734 [details]
Screenshot of Slashdot with "scrunched" Helvetica
Comment 2 J. J. Ramsey 2004-07-10 07:54:34 EDT
If I do

cd /usr/share/fonts/default/Type1
cp fonts.cache-1 > fonts.cache-1.bak
sort fonts.cache-1.bak > fonts.cache-1

then I solve the problem of Helvetica looking "scrunched". I do
however still have the problems described in bugs #109908 and #110137.
Comment 3 Owen Taylor 2004-09-30 16:09:17 EDT
* Thu Sep  2 2004 Owen Taylor <otaylor@redhat.com> - 2.2.3-3
- Backport code from head branch of fontconfig CVS to parse names
  for postscript fonts (fixes #127500, J. J. Ramsey)

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