Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 68145
comicscartoon font no longer works as titlebar font
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:02 EDT
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Description of problem:
I am using comicscartoon from the sharefonts package
as my titlebar font by including the following line:
in my .fvwm2rc file.
In fvwm2 version 2.2.4, the font was displayed correctly. However, when I
upgraded to version 2.4.6, the font was instead silently replaced with a
The comicscartoon font was still loaded on my system -- when I tried to do
an xfontsel -pattern "-*-comicscartoon-*-*-*-*-14-*-*-*-*-*-*-*"
the correct font displayed in the window.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1) install sharefonts package from
2) install fvwm2 2.2.4 from
3) add WindowFont "-*-comicscartoon-*-*-*-*-14-*-*-*-*-*-*-*"
4) run fvwm2
5) the font is correctly displayed
6) install fvwm2 2.4.6 from
8) restart fvwm2
9) the font has been replaced with a different font
Actual Results: some other font is displayed instead
Expected Results: comicscartoon font is displayed in the titlebars of
This problem also occurs with fvwm2 2.2.5 from redhat 7.2
I received a mail from Dominik Vogt which said:
Please upgrade to the latest stable fvwm release (2.4.8). We have
done a lot of work related to the parsing of fonts. You should
not encounter this problem anymore. If the problem persits,
please report back.
Dominik ^_^ ^_^
Based on Dominik's suggestion, I installed
and the bug no longer existed.
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Closing as CANTFIX.