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Old 08-24-2003, 04:56 PM   #1
Celeron463
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Mandrake Mozilla vs. Real Mozilla


What is the difference between the Mandrake Mozilla .rpms and the stuff you can download from www.mozilla.org? Namely the fonts in the Mandrake Mozilla render properly and the names are displayed properly in the preferences.

When using the latest version from mozilla.org the fonts looks like crap and the font names are in a format like "abobe-times-iso9342" or something like that. That isn't a real name, I just made it up to demostrate the naming differences.

Why are these version different and how can I make the version from mozilla.org work just like the Mandrake version?

Thanks,

Celeron
 
Old 08-24-2003, 04:58 PM   #2
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Probably coz when you installed one from mozilla.org you didnt configure it for where fonts are on your Mandrake system. There are sources of mdk rpms of the latest apps btw, see here.
 
Old 08-24-2003, 06:54 PM   #3
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Actually, I went thru an entire procedure for allowing mozilla to display TTF fonts etc.. I edited the unix.js and all that jazz. The mandrake builds seem to be using Xft (?) and the ones from Mozilla.org are not.

How can I make a build from Mozilla.org use Xft like the Mandrake builds?
 
Old 08-24-2003, 07:04 PM   #4
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you have to compile it yourself and use the --enable-xft option.

But you may be able to find some builds on the net.

If you like Mozilla Firebird, here are some builds with XFT enabled:

http://pryan.org/phoenix/
 
Old 08-25-2003, 09:22 AM   #5
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I found some instructions on how to compile Mozilla for xft support. I did that and installed it and now everything is well. Woohoo!
 
Old 09-02-2003, 08:40 AM   #6
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Originally posted by Celeron463
I found some instructions on how to compile Mozilla for xft support. I did that and installed it and now everything is well. Woohoo!
Please let us know where you found these instructions, or if you could repost them here that would also be great.

Thanks!
 
  


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