Subject: Font problem in XFree86 version 4.3.0 and KDE 3.1.0
To: None <>
From: Sverre Froyen <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/04/2003 10:02:36

After upgrading to XFree86 version 4.3.0 and KDE 3.1.0, I notice that several 
fonts in, e.g., konsole are displayed with incorrect intra-character spacing. 
For instance, the "Fixed [Misc]" font displays something like

	 T h e  Q u i c k  B r o w n  F o x ...

with slightly more uneven spacings.

Perhaps related, the directory /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/ has a file, 
fonts.scale, that lists 24 fonts.  However, if I run the mkfontscale command 
in that directory, I end up with a fonts.scale file with no fonts listed.

Has anyone else problems with the font spacings in KDE and perhaps an idea 
about what I might be doing wrong?

Thank you,


PS: i386 NetBSD 1.6Q  XFree86 version 4.3.0 (27 February 2003)