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Re: problem using arphic chinese truetype fonts

On Mon, 15 May 2000, Anthony Fok wrote:

> On Mon, May 15, 2000 at 09:26:52AM +0800, 50191914@uxmail.cityu.edu.hk wrote:
> > 	When I tried to use the arphic chinese truetype fonts in
> > application such as crxvt or netscape.The application will hang...
> > and after I tried to kill the application,the X windows exit abnormally
> > and I find that the xfs-xtt is killed.What's the problem?
> As a general rule, when you are reporting a problem, please be more specific
> and tell us the details.  In particular:
>   * What platform? (i386?)  How much RAM?  How much free memory?  etc.
	IBM Thinkpad notebook 390E 64MB RAM Celdron 336Mhz
>   * Are you using all-Debian packages?  Or did you "roll-your-own"?
>   * What versions of Debian packages, esp. ttf-arphic-*, xfonts-arphic-*,
>     xfs-xtt, libxfont-xtt, xlib6g, freetype2, and your Linux kernel, etc.
>   * potato, woody, or Debian 2.1?
all the packages is updated to the newest version in the frozen archive.
>   * What were the exact commands you used to run crxvt and friends?
crxvt: crxvt-Big5 -pt Root -fg white -bg black
also,for netscape,I choose to use the Alphic Fonts for Traditional Chinese
and it hang too..
>   * Was the xfs-xtt killed _before_ or _after_ you tried to use any of the
>     arphic fonts?
It seem when the application use the fonts,the application hang...
killing the application make the xfs-xtt killed...thus the X exit
abnormally too..
>   * Have you been able to use any other TrueType fonts sucessfully with
>     xfs-xtt?
up to now,I don't have any other truetype fonts..maybe I will try it
> Arphic fonts work great on my Cyrix P166 system with 64MB RAM, Linux
> kernel 2.2.15, and XFree86 3.3.6, running on a Debian 2.2 (potato) system.
> If you have xfonts-arphic-????00?p_2.10 installed, I suggest that you
> try xfonts-arphic-????00?p_2.11, which is currently sitting in "Incoming".
> You may find the following files at:
I''m using xfonts-arphic 2.10 now...and ttf-arphic-xxxxxxx 2.10-9.. 
> 	http://incoming.debian.org/
>  ce1d1c504eec03707be8fcc7fb80f4b1 4706 x11 optional xfonts-arphic-bsmi00lp_2.11_all.deb
>  64133d9bb9d9f62c6e01a881e7124b89 4710 x11 optional xfonts-arphic-bkai00mp_2.11_all.deb
>  e8a9e765fb44b1d4ea4974323e9eb4eb 4704 x11 optional xfonts-arphic-gbsn00lp_2.11_all.deb
>  53219e29435081cd2356297418be7668 4710 x11 optional xfonts-arphic-gkai00mp_2.11_all.deb
> Here's the changelog:
> xfonts-arphic (2.11) frozen unstable; urgency=low
>   * To Release Manager: As the changes are minimal, and it would
>     reduce the overhead and improve the stability of the X server and
>     X font server, please include it in potato.
>   * Removed the number of aliases for the fonts.  There were 648 aliases
>     for each single Chinese TTF font, most of them just for circumventing
>     the font size glitch in Netscape 4.x.  No wonder xlsfonts was so slow.
>     Mea culpa.  :-)  The number of aliases has been reduced to 88.
>   * [README.Debian]: Added a note to tell the users to use -default-*
>      instead of -arphic-* in Netscape 4.x for the Chinese TrueType
>      fonts to be displayed properly.
>  -- Anthony Fok <foka@debian.org>  Sat, 13 May 2000 02:54:17 -0600
> This might help if you have, say, less than 32MB.
> You may also check your /etc/X11/xfs/config and /etc/X11/XF86Config
> files. I've attached the former with this message.  As for XF86Config,
> make sure you have the line
>     FontPath   "unix/:7100"
Here's my part of XF86Config and /etc/X11/xfs/config
Section "Files"
   RgbPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
   FontPath   "unix/:7100"
catalogue = /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc,

> and all the other direct FontPaths removed or commented out, so
> the fontpaths listed in in xfs/config are not repeated in XF86Config.
> Please let me know if the above remedies work or not.
> Anthony
> -- 
> Anthony Fok Tung-Ling                Civil and Environmental Engineering
> foka@ualberta.ca, foka@debian.org    University of Alberta, Canada
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