Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 71051
truetype fonts don't work in some apps
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:03 EDT
Description of Problem:
With some extra truetype fonts installed, and xfs told about them, some apps
can't use them. But I don't know there the bug is.
xfontsel can display the fonts okay, but (for example) gimp can't, and
OpenOffice can't display all of them. The set of fonts that work seems to be
different depending on the app. But xfontsel seems to be happy with them all.
I tried this experiment, to try to figure out where the problem is:
1. Install a 6.2 machine, and install some truetype fonts on it.
2. Fire up gimp (1.0), try to use the fonts. This works.
3. Set the DISPLAY to point to the X server on a Limbo2 machine and start
4. Try to use the fonts. This doesn't work.
5. Then run gimp from Milan (1.2) with its display set to the 6.2 machine.
6. Try to use the fonts. This doesn't work.
ISTR this behaviour being the same for the last few releases, in that some
fonts that used to work no longer do.
Assigning to XFree86, since fontconfig has nothing to do with the fonts
that xfs reports.
What fonts in particular aren't working? I'd guess it has something
to do with encodings, maybe.
For example Dragonmaster from http://www.brrp.net/fonts.htm.
Step one says "Install a 6.2 machine".. Am I to assume you mean
Red Hat Linux 6.2?
Yes of course.
If xfontsel can display the fonts, then the fonts are available
to X applications. I don't see it as an XFree86 bug in this case.
They're being served by the font server.
If an application is GNOME/KDE/GTK/QT based, we have antialiasing
enabled by default. In this case Xft2 is used for fonts, and XFree86
and xfs are out of the picture.
Anyone else have any suggestion for this?
Mysterious, this works fine with current rawhide.