LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 02-11-2020, 02:53 PM   #1
rshepard
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2007
Location: Troutdale, Oregon
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 344

Rep: Reputation: 24
14.2/x86_64/Xfce4: GUI fonts no longer display clearly


I work on HP 19" monitors with 1280x1024 resolution. Last week I added a couple of LaTeX fonts to /usr/share/fonts/TTF and /usr/share/fonts/OTF and now the fonts in GUI applications such as LyX and gkrellm as well as all web sites in firefox are difficult to read because the letter stroke are not of the same width and the lines appear as adjacent dots rather than vector strokes.

I ran mkfontscale, mkfontdir, and fc-cache for both the TTF and OTF subdirectorys in /usr/share/fonts.

Not all installed fonts are available in firefox Edit -> Preferences -> Fonts. I keep trying to find one that provides the clarity I used to have but so far without success.

I've tried searching the web for fonts that display clearly at the monitor's default resolution but my search strings find only references to web browsers, text and GUI.

Why the display changed when new fonts were added is a puzzle to me, but regardless of reason I need to find a solution. All suggestions, recommendations, and other ideas are welcome.

Last edited by rshepard; 02-11-2020 at 02:55 PM.
 
Old 02-12-2020, 08:27 AM   #2
business_kid
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Ireland
Distribution: Slackware & Android
Posts: 11,023

Rep: Reputation: 1251Reputation: 1251Reputation: 1251Reputation: 1251Reputation: 1251Reputation: 1251Reputation: 1251Reputation: 1251Reputation: 1251
Latex fonts are not OTF or TTF, are they? Somebody converted them.

I would step back. In runlevel 3, rename your /usr/share/fonts, & reinstall the font packages, which you will find with a grep in /var/lib/pkgtools/packages. Libreoffice has it's fonts in the main package, so do something similar there. |See if that sorts it.
 
Old 02-12-2020, 02:40 PM   #3
rshepard
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2007
Location: Troutdale, Oregon
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 344

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by business_kid View Post
Latex fonts are not OTF or TTF, are they? Somebody converted them.

I would step back. In runlevel 3, rename your /usr/share/fonts, & reinstall the font packages, which you will find with a grep in /var/lib/pkgtools/packages. Libreoffice has it's fonts in the main package, so do something similar there. |See if that sorts it.
Yes, I converted them for use with LaTeX. I could reinstall provided font packages; /var/lib/ has no pkgtools subdirectory and I've looked in /var/lib/packages/fonts/ several times. The main problem is with firefox: every web site has poor font quality.
 
Old 02-12-2020, 04:52 PM   #4
bassmadrigal
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: West Jordan, UT, USA
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 6,476

Rep: Reputation: 4270Reputation: 4270Reputation: 4270Reputation: 4270Reputation: 4270Reputation: 4270Reputation: 4270Reputation: 4270Reputation: 4270Reputation: 4270Reputation: 4270
Quote:
Originally Posted by rshepard View Post
/var/lib/ has no pkgtools subdirectory and I've looked in /var/lib/packages/fonts/ several times.
This is the location used in -current (and future versions of Slackware). On 14.2 and earlier, the package database is in /var/log/packages/.
 
Old 02-13-2020, 05:55 AM   #5
business_kid
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Ireland
Distribution: Slackware & Android
Posts: 11,023

Rep: Reputation: 1251Reputation: 1251Reputation: 1251Reputation: 1251Reputation: 1251Reputation: 1251Reputation: 1251Reputation: 1251Reputation: 1251
Quote:
Originally Posted by bassmadrigal View Post
This is the location used in -current (and future versions of Slackware). On 14.2 and earlier, the package database is in /var/log/packages/.
Sorry, my bad.
 
Old Yesterday, 06:54 PM   #6
rshepard
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2007
Location: Troutdale, Oregon
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 344

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 24
update: After more web research I learned about fc-list. The DejaVu fonts are installed and are present in /etc/fonts/conf.avail/ and ../conf.d/ but are not available to me as a user; fc-list does not list them.

Please suggest how to remedy this discrepancy.

TIA,

Rich
 
  


Reply

Tags
1280x1024 resolution, fonts, xfce4


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Slackware 14.1 + XFCE4 - xfce4-notifyd and volume controls Freaksta Slackware 1 08-10-2014 11:00 AM
ipm timed out error on Red Hat 2.6.9-67.0.22.ELsmp #1 SMP x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/L bellnarm Linux - Newbie 0 07-07-2009 05:36 PM
upgrade to slackware 12.2 + xfce4.6 (xfce4-power-manager doesn't work) zux Slackware 4 04-22-2009 12:28 PM
xfce4 and icon for xfce4-mixer vehn Slackware 1 11-15-2008 04:37 PM
Getting rid of XFCE4-panel...using xfce4 and Ubuntu jagibbs Linux - Software 1 04-06-2006 06:00 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:00 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration