Problem with fonts in xterm / Xorg 7.2

Lauri Kasanen curaga at
Mon Apr 9 00:34:46 PDT 2007

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Fix <203832i at>
> To: "BLFS Support List" <blfs-support at>
> Subject: Problem with fonts in xterm / Xorg 7.2
> Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2007 11:01:32 +0800
> Xorg 7.2 in /opt. Default locale. Core X font protocol. There is an
> alias 'fixed' in the /opt/lib/X11/fonts/misc/fonts.alias.
> A number of the glyphs displays very strange if not to say more.
> Screenshot showing the xterm font (200K):
> What needs to be done to fix this issue?
> Fix

This was discussed a while ago. It is a bug in freetype: The book advises to use a sed command to enable bytecode interpreter, but that is broken in that version and causes fonts looking like that...


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