[SM-Discuss] xorg-modular and fonts
Arwed von Merkatz
v.merkatz at gmx.net
Wed Nov 15 14:15:32 EST 2006
On Wed, Nov 08, 2006 at 07:53:11PM +0800, sqweek wrote:
> On 11/1/06, B. A. S. <silverdrop9 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > I am using the xorg modular mentioned on the wiki and msttf. For some reason
> > many characters do not show correctly (such as quotation marks that surround a
> > sentence...the beginning and end quotes and plus signs as well.) I feel I am missing
> > something here or perhaps compiled some stray package with an option or lack
> > thereof that I should look into. Does anyone have any ideas?
> The problem is, msttf has crap for utf8 support. I thought it was
> gmails fault for ages until I went through its CSS and discovered
> "font-family: Arial;". Dispelled mstff and bampf, everything works.
I guess they assume everyone has a somewhat new Windows or Office XP,
those have an unicode version of Arial included (a 10Mb ttf file).
For people who don't want to completely dispel msttf, you can use
~/.fonts.conf to replace Arial with something else with a rule like:
<family>Bitstream Vera Sans</family>
Arwed v. Merkatz Source Mage GNU/Linux developer
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