Fonts look bad in X.org

Martin McCourt martinlmccourt at gmail.com
Sat Sep 15 09:16:18 PDT 2007


Hi Alexander,

On 9/15/07, Alexander E. Patrakov <patrakov at ums.usu.ru> wrote:
> You are comparing apples and oranges. xterm in your configuration seems
> to be using a bitmap font via X core font protocol. This is a valid
> configuration, although the book configures it to use a TrueType font
> via XFT with antialiasing. Konqueror prefers XFT, but seems to fall back
> to non-antialiased fonts.
> 1) The same screenshot with any GTK2 application added (to distinguish
> between "miscompiled qt" and "misconfigured fontconfig").

Here's another screenshot:
http://img206.imageshack.us/my.php?image=badfontev3.jpg

Sorry, the browser in the screenshot is actually Firefox 2.0.0.6,
compiled with GTK2, I haven't used QT or KDE so far this time.  Will
that suffice as an example of a GTK2 application?

> 2) The output of "fc-list".

[lfs at marty /sources/xorg-build/font]$ fc-list
DejaVu Serif Condensed:style=Italic
Luxi Serif:style=Regular
Serto Malankara:style=Regular
Luxi Serif:style=Bold
DejaVu Sans Mono:style=Bold Oblique
Serto Mardin:style=Regular
Estrangelo Edessa:style=Regular
Serto Kharput:style=Regular
DejaVu Serif:style=Bold Italic
Luxi Mono:style=Bold
DejaVu Serif Condensed:style=Book
DejaVu Serif Condensed:style=Bold
Estrangelo Nisibin:style=Regular
Luxi Sans:style=Bold
Serto Batnan:style=Bold
DejaVu Sans Condensed:style=Book
DejaVu Sans Condensed:style=Bold Oblique
DejaVu Sans Condensed:style=Bold
DejaVu Sans:style=Bold Oblique
Estrangelo Midyat:style=Regular
Estrangelo Talada:style=Regular
Luxi Sans:style=Regular
Estrangelo Quenneshrin:style=Regular
Serto Jerusalem:style=Regular
East Syriac Ctesiphon:style=Regular
Serto Jerusalem Outline:style=Regular
Luxi Mono:style=Regular
Estrangelo Antioch:style=Regular
DejaVu Sans:style=Oblique
Serto Urhoy:style=Bold
DejaVu Sans Mono:style=Oblique
Serto Urhoy:style=Regular
Luxi Serif:style=Oblique
Luxi Serif:style=Bold Oblique
Serto Batnan:style=Regular
Luxi Mono:style=Oblique
Luxi Sans:style=Oblique
DejaVu Sans Condensed:style=Oblique
Serto Mardin:style=Bold
Estrangelo TurAbdin:style=Regular
DejaVu Sans Light:style=ExtraLight
DejaVu Sans:style=Bold
DejaVu Sans:style=Book
Serto Jerusalem:style=Italic
Serto Jerusalem:style=Bold
DejaVu Serif:style=Italic
Luxi Sans:style=Bold Oblique
DejaVu Sans Mono:style=Book
Luxi Mono:style=Bold Oblique
DejaVu Sans Mono:style=Bold
Goha\-Tibeb Zemen:style=Regular
Estrangelo Nisibin Outline:style=Regular
East Syriac Adiabene:style=Regular
DejaVu Serif Condensed:style=Bold Italic
DejaVu Serif:style=Book
DejaVu Serif:style=Bold
[lfs at marty /sources/xorg-build/font]$

> 3) Tar up the contents of /etc/fonts and attach.
> 4) Attach xorg.conf.

Done and done.

Again, thank you very much for taking the time to look at this for me
everyone.  I love learning with the LFS project, and the community
itself is fantastic!

Cheers,
MM
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