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Re: [ft] Why is Freetype v2.7 refusing to use X11 PCF bitmap fonts ?

From: Laurent Le Pennec
Subject: Re: [ft] Why is Freetype v2.7 refusing to use X11 PCF bitmap fonts ?
Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2017 18:34:03 +0100

On Tue, 03 Jan 2017 20:26:05 -0500, James Cloos wrote:

> >>>>> "LLP" == Laurent Le Pennec <address@hidden> writes:
> LLP> My distro's maker (PCLinuxOS) just updated today their Freetype packages
> LLP> from v2.6.5 to v2.7.1. After I updated, I lost the possibility to get the
> LLP> Adbobe Helvetica, Courier, Times (X11 bitmap PCF) fonts displayed (these
> LLP> fonts do not even get listed any more in the fonts list of the font
> LLP> selector for the theme configuration tool).
> Are you certain that you were using them as client-side fonts rather
> than server-side fonts?
> If not, it may be a change to the xserver rather than the freetype.

I don't have a X font server (xfs) running on my system (xfs was removed
from Mandriva and Mandriva-forked distros years ago).

FYI I also compiled my own fontconfig, using the latest version (in case
it would have been a fontconfig bug in PCLInuxOS's older version), to no

So far, I just cannot explain why freetype v2.7 is not working properly
with PCF fonts in my system... I guess I'd have to diff the v2.6.5 and
v2.7.1 releases and see what changed that could explain this issue...
But I don't have time to do so, so I just reverted to v2.6.5 and will
stick with it forever (or till someone else fixes the bug), I guess...


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