letters on menues /forms are badly spaced (impossible to read)

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major
VERIFIED INVALID
16 years ago
15 years ago

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(Reporter: till, Assigned: bugzilla)

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Description

16 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; FreeBSD i386; en-US; rv:1.3a) Gecko/20021218 Phoenix/0.5
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; FreeBSD i386; en-US; rv:1.3a) Gecko/20021218 Phoenix/0.5

sometimes the spacing is so bad that the order of letters is switched, e.g. 
the  menu "View" reads "_iVew" (i and V overlap a bit)
the http address for this site is impossible to decipher  without copying
and pasting it into some terminal
It seems that the spacing of the letter i is completely off.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.start phoenix
2.
3.

Actual Results:  
get an illegible toolbar

Expected Results:  
get a useable toolbar

mozilla/beonex works fine

Comment 1

16 years ago
Is this a default install without a theme?  What WindowManager are you using?  
(Reporter)

Comment 2

16 years ago
INSTALL: default install without themes from the FreeBSD ports collection.

WINDOWMANAGERS: blackbox, hackedbox, ratpoison, fluxbox, icewm give the same result

Other Browsers: Mozilla 0.9-1.2 and Beonex 0.8 worked/work fine

I am rebuilding phoenix without anti-aliasing now and post result by tomorrow. 

Comment 3

16 years ago
phoenix doesn't have any freeBSD hackers so this bug is unlikely to see any
action unless some freeBSD person steps up to investigate and fix
(Reporter)

Comment 4

16 years ago
there are two short term solutions:
1) disabling anti-aliasing (build using option WITHOUT_XFT)
2) removing at least the following fonts (there may be others) from the fontpath
in the X configuration file (XF86Config or XF86Config-4)

    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/"
  
I'll try to contact the maintainer of the phoenix port

Comment 5

16 years ago
Phoenix builds don't enable xft. This is not our bug.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID

Comment 6

15 years ago
verified invalid 2004-01-10
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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