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Re: Fonts totally gone in konqueror

A major cause of this problem was that XFree86 was not configured to
use TrueType fonts!  One of the XFree installs wrote in a default
section that didn't have it.  I missed this initally because my old
fontpaths were still in the config file--just in a section that was
being ignored.

I also edited fontconfig, but I don't think that made a difference.

There are a couple of lingering mysteries:

1) There are still some blank fonts.  That is, drop down lists of
fonts have some blank entries, and text in some fonts doesn't show
when I select it in a font selector.

I saw some discussion that Qt had changed its naming convention for
some fonts (Microsoft ones?) so that old names no longer matched any
fonts.  However, I've been unable to discover anywhere that has the
old names saved.  

2) I don't know how, or if, KDE3 handles multiple font paths.  The
font configuration tool has drop downs for Type1 and TrueType fonts,
but they seem to assume they are both subdirectories of a common
directory.  In my case, they are not.  Is there a way to handle this?

On Sat, Jun 14, 2003 at 07:01:00PM -0700, A.J. Rossini wrote:
> Did you check fontconfig?  There was an issue with setting that up, a
> while back.
> (but I'm running unstable, not testing, so this might just be a wild
> goose chase).  
> Ross Boylan <RossBoylan@stanfordalumni.org> writes:
> > I think the applications were set to use TrueType fonts, and for some
> > reason KDE isn't seeing them.  When I reset the fonts in the
> > applications I noticed some fonts didn't show (in applications with a
> > preview pane of the text, the preview was blank; in those that had
> > drop down lists showing font names in the style of the font their were
> > blank lines on the list).  I think those fonts were the TrueType ones,
> > since I didn't see any of them.  I saw Roman (Adobe) but not Time New
> > Roman, for example, and there were no entries under Microsoft-*.
> >
> > Anybody know what I have to tell KDE3 so it will see the fonts?  KDE2,
> > running simultaneously under the same XFree, does have access to them,
> > so I think thinigs are OK at the X level.
> >
> > On Fri, Jun 13, 2003 at 10:44:40PM -0700, Ross Boylan wrote:
> >> I am running a Debian/testing system with KDE2, and have built KDE 3
> >> from cvs, installing it to its own directory.  This is a vanilla KDE
> >> build, not one making Debian packages.
> >> 
> >> I did this a few months ago and KDE3 basically worked.  Then one day, it
> >> stopped working.  I assumed this was because I had updated some
> >> library underneath via apt-get.  KDE2 continues to be fine.
> >> 
> >> I just rebuilt KDE3 from source, and am seeing one problem from before:
> >> Konqueror doesn't display fonts at all.  That is, where glyphs for
> >> characters should appear on the screen, there is nothing.  So the KDE
> >> help is totally blank, except for the graphic at the top of the page.
> >> Other pages show me horizontal lines where text should be.
> >> 
> >> Konqueror shows the text OK when it does a directory listing.  I see
> >> fonts fine in shells; I even see them in KWord.
> >> 
> >> Conceivably the help problem has a different source than the more
> >> general text viewing problem.
> >> 
> >> Can anyone suggest where to start looking for the cause of this
> >> problem?  A solution would be even nicer!
> >> 
> >> Thanks.
> >> 
> >> 
> >
> >
> >
> >

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