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Old 03-21-2011, 01:25 AM   #1
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Strange font issues 64-bit -current


I updated to the latest -current packages this evening. After a couple of reboots to sort out setterm issues, I logged in to discover that some of my fonts in Chrome on webpages are showing in a caps-only font. Nothing seems out of sorts in the KDE settings, and some fonts are displaying properly. I get the same problem in Firefox and Konqueror, so it's not unique to GTK apps.

Any thoughts? Am I the only one seeing this?
 
Old 03-21-2011, 09:24 AM   #2
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Which website?

Also, do you have the Microsoft webcore fonts installed?

Does the /etc/fonts/conf.d/60-liberation.conf file exist?

The 60-liberation.conf file that replaces Arial, Times New Roman and Courier with Liberation Sans, Liberation Serif and Liberation Mono has just been removed from -current. I wonder if that's the cause.

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Old 03-21-2011, 10:25 AM   #3
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http://the-programmers-stone.com/the...and-practices/ is totally uppercase.

On LQ, when posting this thread, everything I typed into the title box was uppercase, but anything in the post body box is not.

In Gmail, everything except incoming mails that use a monospace font is uppercase.

And yes, 60-liberation.conf is gone. That said, I've changed KDE to use Deja Vu Libre fonts, which would generally seem to work around the lack of 60-liberation.conf (but doesn't.)
 
Old 03-21-2011, 02:03 PM   #4
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The 60-liberation.conf file that replaces Arial, Times New Roman and Courier with Liberation Sans, Liberation Serif and Liberation Mono has just been removed from -current. I wonder if that's the cause.
I would have to wonder about that, too. Although fontconfig is supposed to be Liberation aware now, what's in the fontconfig conf files does not fully duplicate what was in 60-liberation.conf. Probably it would just be safer to put that back for now (and change to Courier New, right?)
 
Old 03-21-2011, 03:39 PM   #5
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I'm for anything that gets rid of having to send emails in all caps.
 
Old 03-21-2011, 05:21 PM   #6
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i'm for anything that gets rid of having to send emails in all caps.
i will look into the issue.
 
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Old 03-21-2011, 05:22 PM   #7
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i will look into the issue.
Ha, I posted that in all caps, and the site knew to give it a tr [A-Z] [a-z]
 
Old 03-23-2011, 09:02 PM   #8
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I tried just now with another user, and the issue disappeared. I'm investigating to see if I can figure out where the problem is.
 
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Found it. Somewhere along the way, I gained a .fonts directory that seemed to want to cause problems. As far as I can tell, I didn't lose anything of value by deleting it, though it did contain some non-system fonts I installed (but in a different locations, IIRC.)
 
  


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