Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 58476
Installing AbiWord RPM screws up fonts for other apps (eg Galeon)
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:39:04 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.0.2 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20011226
Description of problem:
The AbiWord system installs fonts with incorrect names. For example, it installs
a font called "abisource-arial" that is not arial, etc. Other progams, looking
for a font called "arial", find the horrible looking abiword version instead of
the good looking "ult1mo" version because abisource comes before ult1mo. Thus,
having Abiword installed makes many other applications look terrible.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.rpm -i abiword*
2.galeon http://www.salon.com/ (many other sites have this problem too)
3.Click on an article
Actual Results: I saw incredibly ugly, nearly unreadable text.
Expected Results: I should have seen some nice neat looking text.
The abiword people know of this bug, but consider it unimportant and have
postponed fixing it. To me, this bug is unbelievable, that they would include
fonts with incorrect names that confuse other apps which are using fonts
properly. I thought Red Hat 7.2 had unusable fonts for web browsing until I
found out that by simply removing abiword things got better. At the very least
abiword should probably not be installed by default.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 18855 ***