Bug 76787 - Font's don't show up in apps
Summary: Font's don't show up in apps
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rhl-release-notes-x86
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: John Ha
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-10-26 17:34 UTC by udippel
Modified: 2014-08-04 22:14 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2002-10-31 23:29:53 UTC

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Description udippel 2002-10-26 17:34:26 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.6 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020830

Description of problem:
Maybe this isn't a technical bug but a bug in the Release Notes for 8.0?
I followed the instructions with respect to additional fonts:
"If you have fonts that you would like to add to your configuration, you can
copy them to ~/.fonts (or /usr/share/fonts), and run fc-cache directory. The
fonts will then be available." True; but for whom?? Here (fresh install) only
for 'Preferences->Font', where I could set them to be used on the Desktop (Gnome).
But to the apps (e.g. Mozilla) they were not. So I had to use the whole legacy
framework (chkfontpath -add, xfs restart) to get them available in the apps. Now
they are in Mozilla; e.g. In Gnumeric not (yet?), though. Neither in Abiword
(where I didn't expect them to be available, true).
Seems to be more of a mess than before ... or did I understand anything wrongly ?

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. (see above)

Actual Results:  A hell of a lot of (different) work to get 'my' truetype fonts
working in the apps

Expected Results:  you dump them (fonts) in a directory and voil`, there they
are for everyone

Additional info:

Comment 1 Owen Taylor 2002-10-31 23:29:45 UTC
We're slowly working on getting rid of legacy fonts; the
release notes should probably be clearer that ~/.fonts
only is for the new font system.

Comment 2 John Ha 2002-11-04 22:10:21 UTC
It should have been noted that only current applications that support
Xft/fontconfig will work with the instructions in the notes. I will amend the
release notes in the CVS repository now. Thanks for your input.

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