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Bug 77542

Summary: XFree86-truetype-fonts does integrate with Xft/fontconfig
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Gene Czarcinski <gczarcinski>
Component: XFree86Assignee: Mike A. Harris <mharris>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Description Gene Czarcinski 2002-11-08 19:35:47 UTC
Description of Problem:
The package XFree86-truetype-fonts appears to be out-of-step with the direction
toward using Xft and fontconfig.

1. fc-cache is not run against the TTF directory and therefore there is no
fonts.cache-1 file created when the package is installed (as oppose to the
bitmap-fonts package for its directory).

2. The /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/ directory is not listed as part of the
directories to be handled by Xft/fontconfig.

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Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2002-11-09 00:50:08 UTC
#1 needs to be fixed.
#2 is intentional.  luxi ttf font is ugly

Comment 2 Gene Czarcinski 2002-11-09 12:11:52 UTC
See my comments for 77540.

The more I look into fonts the more I believe Red Hat is headed in the right
direction.  The problem is that I am having a bit of difficulting seeing some of
the details (such as luxi ttf is ugly).  Trying to understand just how things
are working is not all that clear.  OK, if Luxi ttf is butt ugly and the Type1
stuff looks OK, I understand why you are using it.  But then there is why
fc-cache is not run against the Type1 directory muddies the water to make things
unclear again.

One of my reasons for getting more (especially MS ttf) fonts installed is so I
can interact better with MS systems (especially documents).

Comment 4 Mike A. Harris 2002-11-10 19:31:11 UTC
Fixed in

Created new __fccache macro, and placed it into all font post/postun scripts.
It detects the location of fc-cache and if present runs it, otherwise does

Comment 5 Mike A. Harris 2003-07-01 23:21:02 UTC
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. 
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen 
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.