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Gnome2 (gtk2?) doesn't use the font I offer it


This might well be some GNOME/Xft/fontconfig/whatever issue. At the
moment, I don't know my way around font configuration any more.

In gnome-terminal (or gedit, or...), I try to choose a font, but can't get
at it. The font is -jmk-neep-medium-r-normal--20-180-75-75-c-100-iso10646-1.
It's available for X, some programs (non-GTK) use it. It used to work ni
older gnome-terminals at the time when the font configuration box still
included the encoding. In the new gnome-terminal, I choose "Neep 16"
(Why 16? Don't know - in the preview window, I can see it's the right
font size.), but I can't choose an encoding. This should not be a
problem, since gnome-terminal should be clever enough to figure out
itself. Unfortunately, it isn't and it seems to use the latin-1 version
of the font, making black boxes for all the unknown characters.

It works with other fonts, such as Fixed. It kind of works with others
still which are _only_ available in Latin-1, such as Myriad (a
postscript font), where the missing characters are taken from other

It's a bitmap font, I have the *.bdf both in /usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/misc
and ~/.fonts, I have /usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/misc both in
/etc/X11/XftConfig and in /etc/fonts/fonts.conf.

When I start my very first gnome-terminal or gedit with GDK_USE_XFT=0,
it does find the font (because it only uses X fonts then, I assume), but
then it's awfully slow.

Any ideas how to configure the whole thing? Why aren't all the Neep
fonts found?


|=| Michael Piefel
|=| Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
|=| Tel. (+49 30) 2093 3831

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