Bug 58154 - /usr/share/fonts/ja/TrueType/fonts.alias is bad
/usr/share/fonts/ja/TrueType/fonts.alias is bad
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ttfonts-ja (Show other bugs)
7.2
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Akira TAGOH
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-01-10 06:24 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-01-10 06:24:07 EST
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Description Need Real Name 2002-01-10 06:24:03 EST
Description of Problem:

Netscape input fields do not show iso-8859-1 special characters (such as the
Finnish umlaut characters dve) properly if the jpfonts are installed and the
input field font-face is sans-serif (mapped to helvetica). Also normal us-ascii
characters are shown with very wide spacing.

The problem arises from the bad /usr/share/fonts/ja/TrueType/fonts.alias file.
In this file, there
are rows that make aliases for character set 8859-1 althought the fonts contain
only ascii (7-bit) characters and are missing the the western european
characters defined in 8859-1 specification (see man iso-8859-1).

For my setup the fix was to remove all aliases for the 8859-1 character set from
the fonts.alias, i.e. todo 

grep -v 8859-1 fonts.alias > fonts.alias
Comment 1 Akira TAGOH 2002-01-10 07:15:24 EST
This problem is already fixed in ttfonts-ja-1.0-7.

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