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Re: font fix found, but how to make it stick?

On Tue, Sep 02, 2003 at 02:47:28PM +1000, Russell Shaw wrote:
> debl@noid.net wrote:
> >Hmmm...
> >
> >While I was considering editing the binary font file (helvB12.pcf.gz),
> >I noticed a different font file in the same location:
> >
> >  /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/helvB12-ISO8859-1.pcf.gz
> >
> >After some inspection, it would seem that many fonts default to
> >iso10646, but also are available in a iso8859 versions.
> >
> >What is the "Debian way" to give preference to the iso8859 versions?
> >
> >I found that simply deleting the iso10646 version (helvB12.pcf.gz)
> >and then doing a update-fonts-dir does work.
> >
> >BUT -- I think as soon as package xfonts-75dpi is upgraded, it will
> >undo the fix...
> If i run xfontsel, i can pick "fmly"=helvetica, and "rgstry"=iso10646.
> Can you?

With the font file deleted as described above, no...
Does that break a lot of apps?

I wish I could leave those fonts on the system and get iso8859-1
to be used when fonts ending in -*-* are requested.

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