Re: Why fonts are available with X and not with KDE ?
On Sunday 18 April 2004 08:29 am, Hervé Piedvache wrote:
> I have a trouble with fonts ... I can see some fonts under X ... with
> xfontsel for example ... or with this command :
> $ xlsfonts | grep -i adobe | grep 'iso8859-15'
> -adobe-itc avant garde gothic-book-o-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-15
> -adobe-itc avant garde gothic-book-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-15
> -adobe-itc avant garde gothic-demi-o-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-15
> -adobe-itc avant garde gothic-demi-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-15
> -adobe-itc bookman-demi-i-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-15
> -adobe-itc bookman-demi-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-15
> -adobe-itc bookman-light-i-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-15
> -adobe-itc bookman-light-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-15
> -adobe-itc zapf chancery-medium-i-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-15
> But under KDE or GNOME ... with the for example the font selector of KDE;
> or inside applications like Kate ... I never see those fonts ... called
> for example itc zapf chancery [adobe] on other system I have ...
> Does someone have any idea to solve this trouble ?
> I have one point to add to my trouble ... I have a laptop installed last
> week from a classical woody install CD, and upgrade immediatly in
> Unstable ... without starting X during the complete install ... Then I
> have itc zapf chancery [adobe] or Helvetica [adobe] and Fixed [Jis] or
> Fixed [Sony] on this configuration ... that I don't see on my PC !!
> I have copied the /etc/fonts folder from the laptop to my PC, and also
> compared the fonts packages installed on the two computer to be in same
> situation ... but still without any result on my PC !! :o((
This pretty much rules out my first idea, but I suppose it is worth double
checking. Make sure that the section in /etc/fonts/local.conf to enable
bitmapped fonts is uncommented. (It should be right at the top of that
> So not a fontconfig trouble ... so Where is the trouble ?
My second idea is that maybe you need to run fc-cache -fv as root to update
font caching info.
> Thanks for your help !
> Bill Footcow
I hope it helps,