Bug 32726 - font-aliases of cyrillic fonts are conflicting with default fonts
font-aliases of cyrillic fonts are conflicting with default fonts
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
7.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-03-22 13:56 EST by Enrico Scholz
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:32 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-05-21 09:28:33 EDT
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Description Enrico Scholz 2001-03-22 13:56:42 EST
[XFree86-4.0.3-1]

Both the base XFree86 and the XFree86-cyrillic packages are containing
fonts.alias files which are defining the same alias:

----/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/fonts.alias----
fixed       
-misc-fixed-medium-r-semicondensed--13-120-75-75-c-60-iso8859-1
variable     -*-helvetica-bold-r-normal-*-*-120-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1
...

----/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic/fonts.alias----
fixed  -cronyx-fixed-medium-r-semicondensed--13-120-75-75-c-60-koi8-r
variable -*-helvetica-bold-r-normal-*-*-120-*-*-*-*-koi8-r
...


So depending on the order of the directories in the config-file, the wrong
font will be choosen.

I don't know the best solution to resolve this conflicts. Perhaps a
RPM-package can be created which contains a bunch of fonts.alias files (one
for each encoding) for the default fonts. Then the admin has to set a
symlink to the prefered one.


This bug is related to #17757
Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2001-03-22 15:21:11 EST
Ok, I'll have a look at bug #17757 and see if I can come up with something.
Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2002-05-21 09:28:27 EDT
Are you still seeing such a problem under RHL 7.3?
Comment 3 Enrico Scholz 2002-05-23 05:41:03 EDT
Don't seeing it anymore...

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