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[X4.3] Staying problem with Helvetica ugliness

After recent upgrade to Daniel Stone's X4.3 packages, most things went
very smooth. There was the problem with type1 renderer going out of
hand, but it was easily solved as per Branden's suggestions (though
they concerned only X4.2).
However I experience a problem which I have big problems
Helvetica -font rendering seems 'out-of-hand', it always defaults to
something looking like:
'-adobe-helvetica-bold-o-normal-*-*-240-*-*-p-*-iso8859-15' or more
'-Adobe-Helvetica-Bold-O-Normal--34-240-100-100-P-182-ISO8859-15'. (I
found those with gtkfontsel, which _was_ able to show other
helvetica. KDE (3.1.1) showed that (24pt font..) event when explicitly
told to show 11(pt/px, which they don't tell).
Also Mozilla & Opera showed that big font, always when no specific
point-size was mentioined in style, for example simple '<p><font
face=Helvetica>boo</font' would show with cat-sized letters.

There really wouldn't be much of problem, but many web-pages use
helvetica and become thus unreadable as this huge font skews layout
(overlaps badly, at least in opera).

I don't think I have anything special in conf-files, simple reordering
in XF86Config-3. XftConfig untouched, as is /etc/font/local.conf.


Psi -- <http://www.iki.fi/pasi.savolainen>

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