Re: Font uglifacation after apt-get upgrade
On Mon, May 05, 2003 at 11:31:56AM +0200, Andreas Tille wrote:
> just back from vacation I did a "apt-get upgrade" to testing where the
> following packages were update (amongst others but these might be
I just did a dist-upgrade to Sid on my box here at home, which means I
have the same version of libfreetype6 and x* as Andreas. I use GDM and
Xfce, and use TrueType fonts from msttcorefonts (read: Verdana) for my
menus, toolbars, and Mozilla. I also have:
(Obviously it's getting hard to 'point a finger')
> The result were really ugly fonts in status bars, menus (all under
> SawFish 188.8.131.5220116, Gnome* 184.108.40.206-4) and most importantly in
> Emacs, which makes it nearly unusable.
I am experiencing the same really ugly handling of TrueType fonts
everywhere, except perhaps in the GDM login (but then I don't know where
it gets its fonts... it doesn't seem to be configurable anymore). I have
followed the thread and done what have been recommended:
- apt-get reinstall of font packages
- reshuffling of FontPath entries to put Type1 at the bottom
- removed Type1 FontPath entry
My current FontPath entries are as follows:
> I'm sorry that I can not investigate more deeply into this problem
> because of time constraints in the next couple of days but I did not
> want to hold back the problem longer. I just do not know enough about
> the source of the problem to file a qualified bug report.
My searches have been fruitless as well. I don't know what more
information I can provide to try to nail the problem...
Thank you everyone for your time.
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