Bug 40386 - no ISO8859-2 type1 fonts from xfs font server
Summary: no ISO8859-2 type1 fonts from xfs font server
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86-ISO8859-2   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Mike A. Harris
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-05-12 22:26 UTC by Vlado Potisk
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:33 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-06-04 09:43:15 UTC
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Description Vlado Potisk 2001-05-12 22:26:15 UTC
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Description of problem:
Although xfs is configured to load the latin2 fonts,
i.e. the directory /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/Type1
is listed in the 'catalogue' section, fonts
from this directory are not available in X.

I can use fonts from all other directories, but
not the mentioned fonts which I need the most.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.install ISO8859-2 fonts
2.add /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/Type1 to xfs config file
3.restart xfs
Actual Results:  ISO8859-2 Type1 fonts unavailable, but all
other fonts are OK.

Expected Results:  Expected to be able to use these fonts as in 6.2

Additional info:

I could not find any related error messages in logfiles.
Package version info:

Comment 1 Vlado Potisk 2001-05-13 16:53:37 UTC
I did not mention that I'm using a remote X terminal.

There is a workaround: today I installed fonts found
on the RH6.2 installation CD
and now it works.

Note: this RPM installs fonts into different directory
/usr/share/fonts/..... it is necessary to modify xfs
configuration accordingly.

Comment 2 Need Real Name 2001-06-04 09:43:11 UTC
There is one mistake made by building package, type1 font files
(pfb,afm,pfm) must be plain (ungzipped), otherwise applications
cannot deal with them (what's happened): remove line
  gzip -9 $DSTFONT/Type1/{*.pfb,afm/*.afm,pfm/*.pfm}
and in section %files ISO8859-2-Type1-fonts remove last asterix to
in XFree86.spec file. A quick fix for original installed package is to issue command:
  gzip -d /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/Type1/{,afm,pfm}/*.gz
Distributor can also reconsider if not to add to next distribution
urw fonts with strictly latin2 encoding from
ftp://ftp.suse.cz/pub/suse/czfonts/xfntscl2_1_1_0_src.rpm or

They are usefull for ex. in Staroffice because Staroffice can't
use latin2 encoding with original supplied urw fonts package
(which contain beside others all latin2 glyphs).

Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2002-10-26 03:56:13 UTC
I've tested this on a freshly installed Red Hat Linux system with
all updates freshly applied via up2date.  I'm able to use ISO8859-2
fonts fine here with this clean installation.  Running apps on this
box with display on a remote X server also works, as does the
reverse as well.

Closing bug WORKSFORME

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