Upgrading Xorg 7.2 -> 7.4: font problems
onepoint at starurchin.org
Sat Apr 18 17:01:38 PDT 2009
On Sun, Apr 19, 2009 at 12:31:02AM +0100, Ken Moffat wrote:
> First, you don't tell us which windowmanager you are using.
Sorry. I'm using icewm.
> Second, I understand what menus are, but what specifically is "and
> such like" - it clearly isn't text _within_ applications, but is it
> text on the "panel", or in the window titles, or something else ?
Stuff that is affected:
- Icewm right-button menu
- Icewm dialogs
- text on the buttons in the icewm taskbar
- icewm window titles
- GUI widget text in applications, *except* FLTK applications
Stuff that is not affected:
- FLTK widgets
- the main window of rxvt (terminal emulator)
- web pages in Firefox
I have the DejaVu fonts installed. They show up nicely in fc-list and
they are what Firefox uses for web page text.
> You are upgrading an old system, I think. Have you *upgraded*
> freetype, fontconfig, and cairo ?
I have kept everything pretty up-to-date except Xorg itself. Current
None of these had any problems running against Xorg 7.2 (not even the
famously hairy freetype upgrade broke anything).
I tried switching to Xorg 7.4 but linking the font directory back to
the Xorg 7.2 fonts. That didn't fix anything, so it's not that the
fonts themselves are broken (or at least it's not just that). The
text looks as though it's been rendered at a ludicrously small size,
though I can't be sure that is actually what has gone wrong.
Re-running mkfontdir and mkfontscale in all the font directories in
lib/X11/fonts hasn't helped either.
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