Bug 31094 - Konqueror: very poor default fonts
Konqueror: very poor default fonts
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 18855
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kdebase (Show other bugs)
7.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2001-03-08 14:15 EST by Chris Evans
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:32 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-06 17:36:05 EDT
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Shows gross font problem with XFree86-ISO8859-7-Type1-fonts installed (158.11 KB, image/jpeg)
2001-04-03 21:05 EDT, Chris Evans
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Description Chris Evans 2001-03-08 14:15:51 EST
This is with Wolverine.
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Fire up KDE and fire up konqueror. The default is non anti-aliased
fonts. Make sure this is the case to observe the ugly fonts.
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Go to http://slashdot.org/
Look at the article headings - the font is very poor and ugly. Characters
run into one another and the whole thing is blocky.
Even without anti-aliased fonts, Linux can do much much better than
this!
I wouldn't recommend putting on anti-aliasing by default because it is
resource intensive.
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Tim Waugh suggested that this could be because I don't have 100dpi-fonts
installed. I've checked, and I do have them installed.
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This is not the same issue as the Abiword issue either (as a recap, if
Abiword is installed, then Netscape renders ugly blocky fonts).
Comment 1 Preston Brown 2001-03-08 15:45:28 EST
can you please do a chkfontpath --list?
Comment 2 Chris Evans 2001-03-08 15:52:41 EST
Current directories in font path:
1: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc:unscaled
2: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi:unscaled
3: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi:unscaled
4: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc
5: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1
6: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo
7: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi
8: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi
9: /usr/share/fonts/default/Type1
10: /usr/share/fonts/default/TrueType
11: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/Type1
12: /usr/share/fonts/ISO8859-7/misc:unscaled
13: /usr/share/fonts/ISO8859-7/misc
14: /usr/share/fonts/ISO8859-7/Type1
15: /usr/share/fonts/ISO8859-9/misc:unscaled
16: /usr/share/fonts/ISO8859-9/misc
Comment 3 Chris Evans 2001-03-08 16:11:01 EST
Aha
Got the culprit.
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rpm -e XFree86-ISO8859-7-Type1-fonts
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And the fonts look OK again. Very strange - they are low in the
fontpath pecking order.
Comment 4 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-03-16 07:13:12 EST
This should be fixed in 2.1-10 (it sets the correct charset for your language).

Comment 5 Chris Evans 2001-04-03 21:05:24 EDT
Created attachment 14563 [details]
Shows gross font problem with XFree86-ISO8859-7-Type1-fonts installed
Comment 6 Chris Evans 2001-04-03 21:11:02 EDT
Sorry I have to re-open.
Not fixed with qa0401.
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Take a look at the .jpg I just uploaded. It shows two
xmag's of Konqueror rendering slashdot.org.
One xmag is with XFree86-ISO8859-7-Type1-fonts 
installed and the other is without. Guess which is
which :-) As we can see, the fonts rendered with that
package installed are very very poor.
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But wait. There is more. I just tracked down _another_
set of fonts, which when installed, cause ugly font
rendering. The faulty fonts are this time from "abiword".
Damn Abiword fonts! They also make Netscape render
very ugly fonts.
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It would be great if a full install of RH7.1 manages
to still render pleasant fonts. I really do think
that these ugly font issues make Linux look pretty
lousy to newcomers.
Comment 7 Pekka Savola 2001-04-08 19:51:07 EDT
This was perhaps related: #13889.
Also, Abiword: #18855
Comment 8 Chris Evans 2001-08-06 17:35:58 EDT
Still bust in RH7.2beta3
At _least_ the poxy Abiword fonts are still causing trouble.
rpm -e abiword made web browsing tolerable again :-)
Comment 9 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-08-29 07:02:18 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 18855 ***

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