Firefox font support on Sarge
I just did a Sarge install and trying to get fonts up to where they
are on my Sid machines. After the base install and installing
Firefox I noticed poor font support and often missing symbols.
I started blindly throwing font packages at it:
Which seems to fix most things.
Even after adding the above, I've been seeing a number of sites that
I have never understood fonts very well, so how do I figure what font
package a given symbol might be found in? In other words, if
Firefox shows that little box indicating it didn't find a character,
how do I debug? How do I determine what font Firefox is requesting
and where in the process it's failing?
In other words, I'm more interested in learning how to debug this than
how to fix it.
I assume in the above case of   that it's finding the correct
font, but that it's just that the symbol is not included.
dpkg -l | grep font
ii console-data 2002.12.04dbs- Keymaps, fonts, charset maps, fallback table
ii console-tools 0.2.3dbs-56 Linux console and font utilities
ii defoma 0.11.8-0.1 Debian Font Manager -- automatic font config
ii fontconfig 2.3.1-2 generic font configuration library
ii gsfonts 8.14+v8.11+urw Fonts for the Ghostscript interpreter(s)
ii gsfonts-x11 0.17 Make Ghostscript fonts available to X11
ii latex-xft-font 0.1-5 Xft-compatible versions of some LaTeX fonts
ii libconsole 0.2.3dbs-56 Shared libraries for Linux console and font
ii libfontconfig1 2.3.1-2 generic font configuration library (shared l
ii libfreetype6 2.1.7-2.4 FreeType 2 font engine, shared library files
ii libt1-5 5.0.2-3 Type 1 font rasterizer library - runtime
ii libxft1 4.3.0.dfsg.1-1 FreeType-based font drawing library for X (v
ii libxft2 2.1.7-1 FreeType-based font drawing library for X
ii msttcorefonts 1.2 Installer for Microsoft TrueType core fonts
ii x-ttcidfont-co 17 Configure TrueType and CID fonts for X
ii xfonts-100dpi 4.3.0.dfsg.1-1 100 dpi fonts for X
ii xfonts-75dpi 4.3.0.dfsg.1-1 75 dpi fonts for X
ii xfonts-base 4.3.0.dfsg.1-1 standard fonts for X
ii xfonts-scalabl 4.3.0.dfsg.1-1 scalable fonts for X
ii xfs 4.3.0.dfsg.1-1 X font server