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Old 01-26-2006, 02:45 AM   #1
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strange browser menu font ??


hi
after I install fontconfig-2.3.93 and freetype-2.1.10, my firefox and opera menu (file , edit help and others) have a weird looking font, all boxes
when I try to uninstall both of of none of my browser run
How can I fix this?
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Old 01-26-2006, 03:10 AM   #2
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Can't you select a different font in your browser settings?
Have you looked at your error logs (in /var/log typically) to see if there's something wrong?
Do firefox and opera report any font errors when you launch them in a terminal?
(to test this, try opening a terminal and typing "firefox &" or "opera &").
If they give errors, then your font config is messed up by the installation.
If they don't, then they probably are just showing the fonts their configured for.
 
Old 01-26-2006, 03:12 AM   #3
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this is what I have when running firefox from command line
(firefox-bin:7656): Gtk-WARNING **: Locale not supported by C library.
Using the fallback 'C' locale.
Fontconfig error: Cannot load default config file
Adblock Plus: policy.QI to an unknown interface: {986c11d0-f340-11d4-9075-0010a4e73d9a}

and this is when i try opera
Fontconfig error: Cannot load default config file
opera: Activated running instance

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Old 01-26-2006, 05:04 AM   #4
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Well, then it seems obvious that your font config is wrong.
Both firefox and opera report that
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Fontconfig error: Cannot load default config file
I don't know much about font configuration, but /etc/fonts and the .config files therein seem to be a good
place to start looking for problems.
Also take a look at your system logs in /var/log. Maybe they contain a clue as to why the default config file cannot be loaded.
Perhaps the file permissions on the default config file are too restricted?
 
Old 01-26-2006, 08:42 PM   #5
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is this because I didn't install fontconfig corretcly? Because I think when I install fontconfig everthing looks good
If fontconfig mess up should'nt all other apps like konqueror also show a weird looking boxes like firefox?

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Old 01-26-2006, 08:49 PM   #6
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when you run the apps as root, do the fonts still look as bad?
 
Old 01-26-2006, 09:34 PM   #7
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yes, they still looks like a bunch of boxes. Not readable at all
 
Old 01-27-2006, 02:50 AM   #8
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is this because I didn't install fontconfig corretcly? Because I think when I install fontconfig everthing looks good
If fontconfig mess up should'nt all other apps like konqueror also show a weird looking boxes like firefox?
Not necessarily. For instance, Opera and firefox have mentioned in the error message that they were trying to look for the "default fontconfig file". Konqueror may use it's own config, rather than the default.

Have you checked out the fonts directory in /etc? If so, could you please post your results?
 
Old 01-31-2006, 05:27 AM   #9
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this is my /etc/fonts
#fonts.conf# fonts.con fonts.conf.bak fonts.dtd local.conf~
conf.d/ fonts.conf fonts.conf~ local.conf
 
Old 01-31-2006, 08:12 AM   #10
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Seems to me that you have a lot of remainders from editing the conf.
For instance, .bak files, and the *~ files could indicate that you - or some program - has
been altering your fonts.conf file and has saved the original file under a different name.

Could you try to investigate what the differences are?

For the rest, I don't know much about configuring fonts, so I can't help you much.
 
Old 01-31-2006, 02:00 PM   #11
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Thanks for replying anyway
After playing with this, now I can't even get firefox to start.
My guess is it's because of pango. I try installing a bunch of pango's releases
 
  


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