Linux fonts messed up with package wqy-bitmap-fonts installed.

RESOLVED INVALID

Status

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Core
Graphics
RESOLVED INVALID
10 years ago
10 years ago

People

(Reporter: jst, Unassigned)

Tracking

unspecified
x86
Linux
Points:
---
Bug Flags:
blocking1.9 +

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

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(2 attachments)

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Description

10 years ago
Created attachment 288511 [details]
Good

Fresh Fedora Core 8 install, fonts look great. Install the package wqy-bitmap-fonts-0.8.1-8.fc8.noarch.rpm (part of FC8) and the fonts in Firefox go all goofy. Looks like we pick a fixed bitmap font for every font, or something. See screenshots.
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Comment 1

10 years ago
Created attachment 288514 [details]
Bad
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Updated

10 years ago
Flags: blocking1.9?

Comment 2

10 years ago
Setting P2 to investigate
Assignee: nobody → pavlov
Flags: blocking1.9? → blocking1.9+
Priority: -- → P2

Comment 3

10 years ago
cc'ing people who know our linux text code...

does that package change your fontconfig defaults?
Assignee: pavlov → nobody
Priority: P2 → --

Comment 4

10 years ago
jst: is this package installed by default?
Check default fonts with "fc-match -v sans" and "fc-match -v sans-serif".
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Comment 6

10 years ago
(In reply to comment #4)
> jst: is this package installed by default?

No, it's not installed by default, or at least it wasn't for me. I installed it when tracking down an unrelated font issues (nothing to do with Firefox at all) and then realized the fonts in Firefox were screwed up and tracked it down to this package.

Comment 7

10 years ago
The RPM for the font adds the file
/etc/fonts/conf.d/85-wqy-bitmapsong.conf

Source:
http://72.14.209.104/search?q=cache:zwu97hjVhWUJ:rpmfind.net/linux/RPM/fedora/updates/7/i386/wqy-bitmap-fonts-0.8.1-6.fc7.noarch.html+wqy-bitmap-fonts&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us&client=firefox-a

Could you post the contents of that file?

Comment 8

10 years ago
This is a bug is exactly that broken conf file.  Filed here:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=381311

The conf file obviously makes fontconfig use this font for English AND CJK langs.
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Comment 9

10 years ago
Not much we can do about that I guess? Marking INVALID based on the above comments. Thanks for looking into this Behdad!
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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