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Old 12-30-2008, 03:37 PM   #1
Loslobo
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Firefox 3 font hiccups in Slackware 12.2


I've read from other sites that Firefox 3 has changed how it renders fonts. In Slackware 12.2, some websites display their fonts as unreadable scribble as this URL link shows:

http://www.geopolymer.org/category/faq

My question(s) are what's going on? And any hints on where to look for solutions?

So far, I've recompiled Freetype (from Slackware source) with the bytecode enabled and put in MicroSoft fonts in the fonts list. No luck so far.
 
Old 12-30-2008, 07:18 PM   #2
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The linked website looks fine to me. Try "webcore-fonts" from SlackBuilds.org.
 
Old 12-30-2008, 07:28 PM   #3
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The website looks good to me as well. You also might want to try looking at this thread. It helped me get better fonts on my computer in Slackware.
 
Old 12-30-2008, 10:00 PM   #4
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The website looks good to me as well. You also might want to try looking at this thread.
Whoa...that looks hairy. I may have to play with that. But just the slackbuild/install of webcore-fonts leaves me with no complaints.
 
Old 12-30-2008, 10:23 PM   #5
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The linked website looks fine to me. Try "webcore-fonts" from SlackBuilds.org.
Thanks, that did the trick.
 
Old 01-12-2009, 05:49 AM   #6
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I too find the font rendering problem with the URL given in the Original Post.

I appreciate that installing the 'Slackbuild Webcore' will overcome the problem, but I wish to avoid this as I have a been using my own quite highly-tailored truetype font configuration for some time I want to avoid tampering too much with it.

I am sure that the problem is either one missing Truetype font or possibly one of the files in /etc/fonts/conf.d or my .fonts.conf that need tweaking.

It would help me to know which font I am having the problem rendering, so could someone please try to identify for me the font used in the text written immediate under the 'search' box on that 'geopolymer' page?.

Many thanks,

Bill.
 
Old 01-12-2009, 07:52 AM   #7
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Thats one of the reasons i dont install the 100dpi and 75dpi fonts packages anymore. It might not work for you, but that is not a reason to install the ms fonts.
Heres how it looks on mine http://omploader.org/vMTRjeQ
 
Old 01-12-2009, 09:42 AM   #8
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I appreciate that installing the 'Slackbuild Webcore' will overcome the problem, but I wish to avoid this as I have a been using my own quite highly-tailored truetype font configuration for some time I want to avoid tampering too much with it.
I am maintaining the webcore-fonts SlackBuild. It leaves your font configuration alone. Although it adds two files to conf.avail, it doesn't symlink them to conf.d. In other words, it leaves them disabled.

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Old 01-12-2009, 10:04 AM   #9
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I am maintaining the webcore-fonts SlackBuild. It leaves your font configuration alone. Although it adds two files to conf.avail, it doesn't symlink them to conf.d. In other words, it leaves them disabled.

Thank you dugan. I have now built the slackbuild web-core package and installed it (after I deleted my old font directory contain M$tt fonts).

All is working very nicely now and the above-mentioned web page displays correctly. I must have been missing one of the required fonts.

Bill.
 
  


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