Re: problem using arphic chinese truetype fonts
On Mon, 15 May 2000, Anthony Fok wrote:
> On Mon, May 15, 2000 at 09:26:52AM +0800, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > When I tried to use the arphic chinese truetype fonts in
> > application such as crxvt or netscape.The application will hang...
> > and after I tried to kill the application,the X windows exit abnormally
> > and I find that the xfs-xtt is killed.What's the problem?
> As a general rule, when you are reporting a problem, please be more specific
> and tell us the details. In particular:
> * What platform? (i386?) How much RAM? How much free memory? etc.
IBM Thinkpad notebook 390E 64MB RAM Celdron 336Mhz
> * Are you using all-Debian packages? Or did you "roll-your-own"?
> * What versions of Debian packages, esp. ttf-arphic-*, xfonts-arphic-*,
> xfs-xtt, libxfont-xtt, xlib6g, freetype2, and your Linux kernel, etc.
> * potato, woody, or Debian 2.1?
all the packages is updated to the newest version in the frozen archive.
> * What were the exact commands you used to run crxvt and friends?
crxvt: crxvt-Big5 -pt Root -fg white -bg black
also,for netscape,I choose to use the Alphic Fonts for Traditional Chinese
and it hang too..
> * Was the xfs-xtt killed _before_ or _after_ you tried to use any of the
> arphic fonts?
It seem when the application use the fonts,the application hang...
killing the application make the xfs-xtt killed...thus the X exit
> * Have you been able to use any other TrueType fonts sucessfully with
up to now,I don't have any other truetype fonts..maybe I will try it
> Arphic fonts work great on my Cyrix P166 system with 64MB RAM, Linux
> kernel 2.2.15, and XFree86 3.3.6, running on a Debian 2.2 (potato) system.
> If you have xfonts-arphic-????00?p_2.10 installed, I suggest that you
> try xfonts-arphic-????00?p_2.11, which is currently sitting in "Incoming".
> You may find the following files at:
I''m using xfonts-arphic 2.10 now...and ttf-arphic-xxxxxxx 2.10-9..
> ce1d1c504eec03707be8fcc7fb80f4b1 4706 x11 optional xfonts-arphic-bsmi00lp_2.11_all.deb
> 64133d9bb9d9f62c6e01a881e7124b89 4710 x11 optional xfonts-arphic-bkai00mp_2.11_all.deb
> e8a9e765fb44b1d4ea4974323e9eb4eb 4704 x11 optional xfonts-arphic-gbsn00lp_2.11_all.deb
> 53219e29435081cd2356297418be7668 4710 x11 optional xfonts-arphic-gkai00mp_2.11_all.deb
> Here's the changelog:
> xfonts-arphic (2.11) frozen unstable; urgency=low
> * To Release Manager: As the changes are minimal, and it would
> reduce the overhead and improve the stability of the X server and
> X font server, please include it in potato.
> * Removed the number of aliases for the fonts. There were 648 aliases
> for each single Chinese TTF font, most of them just for circumventing
> the font size glitch in Netscape 4.x. No wonder xlsfonts was so slow.
> Mea culpa. :-) The number of aliases has been reduced to 88.
> * [README.Debian]: Added a note to tell the users to use -default-*
> instead of -arphic-* in Netscape 4.x for the Chinese TrueType
> fonts to be displayed properly.
> -- Anthony Fok <email@example.com> Sat, 13 May 2000 02:54:17 -0600
> This might help if you have, say, less than 32MB.
> You may also check your /etc/X11/xfs/config and /etc/X11/XF86Config
> files. I've attached the former with this message. As for XF86Config,
> make sure you have the line
> FontPath "unix/:7100"
Here's my part of XF86Config and /etc/X11/xfs/config
catalogue = /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc,
> and all the other direct FontPaths removed or commented out, so
> the fontpaths listed in in xfs/config are not repeated in XF86Config.
> Please let me know if the above remedies work or not.
> Anthony Fok Tung-Ling Civil and Environmental Engineering
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