On 06 May 2003 01:30:34 -0400 Anthony DeRobertis <email@example.com> 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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