Subject: Re: Font problem in XFree86 version 4.3.0 and KDE 3.1.0
To: Sverre Froyen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Aidan Kehoe <email@example.com>
Date: 04/07/2003 11:01:35
Ar an 4ú lá de mí 4, scríobh Sverre Froyen :
> Following up to my own posting...
> I found that creating a new XF86Config file with xf86cfg solved the problem
> with the irregular spacing (but not the mkfontscale issue). Unfortunately,
> by default it sets the color depth to 8 bits. Adding a "DefaultDepth 24"
> line to XF86Config provied 24 bit color as expected and alse makes the font
> problem REAPPEAR!??? I had no idea that the fonts were color depth dependent
Mkfontscale not creating a fonts.scale file for Speedo fonts is expected,
though not ideal; it relies on a FreeType backend for its information, and
FT doesn't handle Speedo fonts at the moment.
As to the strange spacing, have a look at this message to the XFree86 Devel
It details some problems with vertical font spacing, but that's probably not
your issue ... hmm. I can't suggest anything more beyond searching for
spacing in the usual places; groups.google.com, the XFree86 list archives,
(Fonts are obviously colour-depth dependent with antialiasing, if you think
about it; it's not just on/off any more, it's shades of in between.)
> On Friday 04 April 2003 10:02, Sverre Froyen wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 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,
> > Sverre
> > PS: i386 NetBSD 1.6Q XFree86 version 4.3.0 (27 February 2003)
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