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Re: Font uglifacation after apt-get upgrade

On 06 May 2003 01:30:34 -0400
Anthony DeRobertis <asd@suespammers.org> wrote:
> Just did a re-install of a testing system, last upgraded ~Apr. 29.
> Here is one interesting conffile diff from dpkg:
> --- /etc/X11/fs/config  2002-04-16 08:24:31.000000000 -0400
> +++ /etc/X11/fs/config.dpkg-new 2003-02-25 19:51:07.000000000 -0500
> @@ -12,7 +12,7 @@
>  # turn off TCP port listening (Unix domain connections are still
>  permitted) no-listen = tcp
>  # paths to search for fonts
> -catalogue =
> /usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc/,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic/,/usr/lib/X11/fo
> nts/100dpi/:unscaled,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled,/usr/lib/X11/
> fonts/Type1/,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/CID,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/,/usr/l
> ib/X11/fonts/100dpi/,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/
> +catalogue =
> /usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/CID/,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/
> Speedo/,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc/,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic/,/usr/li
> b/X11/fonts/100dpi/,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/
>  # in decipoints
>  default-point-size = 120
>  # x1,y1,x2,y2,...
> No idea if this is a real change, or just the effects of my restoring
> /etc before the reinstall, but it's definitely something to say
> "Nooooo!!!!" to, IMO.

Those changes do three things;

1) Adding /usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/. This shouldn't make any difference
except make available some other fonts (most notably bitstream-courier,
century schoolbook, gothic, bookman, etc). As far as I know, they aren't
offered in the other directories, so its ordering is irrelevant.
2) Removing :unscaled after 100dpi/ and 75dpi/. This is the biggie; with
:unscaled, XFree will only display those fonts at their native
point-sizes. Those are fine-tuned bitmaps fonts, which display
excellently at their native point-sizes. However, they are scaled
*horribly*.  Without the :unscaled markers, XFree86 will allow them to
be scaled instead of using a more presentable point-size.

Hope that helps.

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