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Author Topic: 080315 Fontfix  (Read 1766 times)
JohnB316
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« on: March 15, 2008, 07:25:03 pm »

Caitlyn has packaged Fontfix, which addresses an installed but disabled font problem.  It doesn't solve the root cause (which I still haven't found) but it cures the symptom perfectly well on VL 5.9, VL64 5.9 Beta 1, and VL Light 5.9 Beta 1.  I'd like to see this included in the release code for VL64 and VL Light and I'd like to see it tested and fast tracked into patches on VL 5.9.  Package and sources are in the usual place.  This is a true noarch package (no compilation involved).

From the README in the package:
Code:
This package installs a new /etc/fonts/conf.aval/51-local.conf
file which performs two functions:

1.  It explicity adds all the disabled font directories to the
font path.

2.  It enables subpixel rendering required by some optional
Type1 font packages, particularly for non-Latin glyphs.  This
functionality is enabled by from code included in Culmus, a
Hebrew font package by Maxim Iorsh.  While this functionality
may not be needed on systems on which no additional Type1
fonts have been installed it does not degrade performance or
the display of any fonts.  It is included in order to have a
uniform local.conf file that need not be rewritten when
various font packages are installed or removed.

The package also runs a script to make update the font cache
and make the system immediately aware of the changes.

The slack-desc:
Code:
fontfix: fontfix (Enable all installed fonts in Vector Linux 5.9)
fontfix:
fontfix: A bug in Vector Linux 5.9 results in a large number of fonts included
fontfix: with X.org installed but disabled on a vanilla system. This package
fontfix: installs a new /etc/fonts/conf.aval/51-local.conf file which adds
fontfix: all the disabled font directories to the font path.  It also enables
fontfix: subpixel rendering required by some optional Type1 font packages.
fontfix: The font cache is rebuilt and fonts are immediately enabled.
fontfix: License: GNU Library General Public License (LGPL)
fontfix: Sub-pixel rendering code: Maxim Iorsh <iorsh@math.technion.ac.il>
fontfix: Author: Caitlyn Martin <caitlyn@mizuhoradio.com>

#----------------------------------------
BUILDDATE: Tue Feb 26 00:34:25 EST 2008
PACKAGER:  caitlyn
HOST:      Linux 2.6.22.14 i686
DISTRO:    5.9 Standard GOLD built on Dec-16-07
CFLAGS:    -march=i586 -mtune=i686

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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2008, 04:08:42 pm »

Hello,
It's very silly question, but I have no idea where I could download this package...
As far as I understand, it fixes the bug when Russian letters are showing like "??.??.??"
Thank you very much.

Added:
I found it.
Just ignore this post, please:-)
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2008, 05:42:28 pm »

Hi,

I just installed fontfix and it seems to have totally screwed up my fonts, I have uninstalled it (fc-cached and all), tried deleting and editing the etc/fonts/(included files).
Could someone please advise; I want to restore it to how it was origionally, which was perfectly fine.

Thanks in advance.
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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2008, 06:38:32 am »

No problem, disregard above post. I have installed additional ttf's and alls well.
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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2008, 08:39:29 pm »

Considering what the package does (enable additional fonts) I wouldn't have imagined that it could damage any existing fonts.  I'm glad it didn't.

Yes, this resolves the issue with Cyrillic fonts.  It's in our testing repository right now.  You will need to enable testing in gslapt or in /etc/slapt-get/slapt-getrc
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« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2008, 09:28:29 am »

Hi
Even after installing fontfix, have lot of issues with cyrilic fonts. Most of them looks just fine in firefox or abiword, but I have few files with cyrilic names. all file managers show them as HuhHuh?.whatever.
It is not a hot issue for me right now, but I'll be really glad if there was a way to fix it. Maybe I just need to install some additional fonts? I copied these files from other computer with windows xp on it. it was just fine.

Thanks in advance.
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« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2008, 04:06:43 pm »

All fontfix does is enable certain font types disabled by default in error in a stock Vector LInux 5.9 Standard install.  (VL 5.9 Light installs fontfix by default.)  Clealry your issue is beyond the scope of what this package does.  I don't speak or read Russian or any other language using Cyrillic characters so I can't help.  I'd ask the question again in a more appropriate section as I know we have other eastern European users who can probably help you.
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« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2008, 06:04:48 am »

Thanks.

I will do it.
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