Bug 80296 - Can't see any japanese truetype fonts
Summary: Can't see any japanese truetype fonts
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: ttfonts-ja
Version: phoebe
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nakai
QA Contact: Bill Huang
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-12-24 06:51 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:49 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-01-22 21:18:50 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2002-12-24 06:51:11 UTC
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Description of problem:
try this:
# gnome-font-properties
there are no Kochi-fonts.
start mozilla> preferences> fonts> Japanese
You'll see "No fonts available".

I installed kochi-fonts, but I can't see them.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.# gnome-font-properties
2.there are no Kochi-fonts

Actual Results:  I can't see any japanese truetype fonts. 

Expected Results:  I CAN see japanese truetype fonts. 

Additional info:

Gnome2 uses truetype fonts, 
so we can't see any characters.
I'm waiting for your next beta (or fixed phoebe) ;)

Comment 1 Warren Togami 2002-12-24 07:46:51 UTC
Did you install in X graphical mode?  My text grahpical mode installation
crashed near the end before it installed some Japanese packages.  Did you see
any error messages near the end of the installation?

Comment 2 Need Real Name 2002-12-24 08:03:18 UTC
>Did you install in X graphical mode?

>Did you see any error messages near the end of the installation?

I use nVidia's geforce2mx-64mb and sony multiscan E200.
Did you check md5 sums?

Comment 3 Warren Togami 2002-12-24 08:26:32 UTC
Yes, my MD5SUMS were valid.

I'm not 100% sure this is a missing or corrupted package issue, I still haven't
done a graphical Phoebe install yet.  I'm trying that next.

Comment 4 Need Real Name 2002-12-24 08:43:34 UTC
>Yes, my MD5SUMS were valid.

OK, when I installed phoebe, I selected "Custom Install".
then I selected these packages:
 gnome desktop
 kde desktop
 other window managers(?? I don't remember..) 
 tools for development(gnome-dev, kde-dev, etc)
They need about 2.5gb disk usage.
I didn't select server packages.

Comment 5 Warren Togami 2002-12-24 11:17:47 UTC
Bug 80314 might be related to this problem, not entirely sure.

Comment 6 Bill Nottingham 2002-12-24 21:26:24 UTC
We don't have a 'kochi-fonts' package - is this a different package you're talking

Where does it install the fonts to?

Comment 7 Need Real Name 2002-12-25 05:16:41 UTC
I wrote:
  Component: ttfonts-ja
so just download "ttfonts-ja-1.2-17.noarch.rpm",
then do it:
  # rpm2cpio ttfonts-ja-1.2-17.noarch.rpm | cpio -id
>Where does it install the fonts to?

You'll find "kochi-gothic.ttf" and " kochi-mincho.ttf" in
/usr/share/fonts/ja/TrueType .

I'll delete phoebe soon, I'm waiting for next beta..

Comment 8 Bill Nottingham 2002-12-25 05:34:12 UTC
Hm, I can see those fonts here, but my box is an upgrade, not a fresh install.
Will have to check on a fresh install sometime towards the new year.

Comment 9 Need Real Name 2002-12-26 18:54:39 UTC
Now I can see Japanese TrueType fonts.
I did like this:
# cd /usr/share/fonts/ja/
# rm -rf default*
# rm -rf fonts.cache-1
# fc-cache
# gnome-font-properties
->select kochi-gothic
and you'll be able to see Japanese characters!

Comment 10 Bill Nottingham 2002-12-30 06:03:17 UTC
Hm, sounds like something odd with how fontconfig handled that package install?

Comment 11 Need Real Name 2003-01-22 09:31:58 UTC
fixed in phoebe2. thanks.

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