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From: Iain Buchanan <iaindb@××××××××××××.au>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] X font problem
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2006 02:06:18
Message-Id: 1155261576.6503.10.camel@orpheus
1 Hi all,
3 when I play around with Desktop > Preferences > Font in Gnome, I get
4 some strange behaviour.
6 Many fonts I select come up with strange characters for tabs, followed
7 by the real tab space. For example
8 <-- here I see a funny character, then the "<" about 2cm away.
10 The funny character can be:
11 courier light dotted square
12 courier-new square
13 terminal filled in rectangle
14 lucida-typewriter light dotted square
16 I also saw an 'a' for one font.
18 This isn't just fixed with fonts either. I have a whole host of fonts
19 installed, and for some I see the character, some I don't.
21 But then some, like courier 10 Pitch, appear fine.
23 I checked my xorg logs, and I can't see any helpful messages - no font
24 issues at least.
26 What now? This is a bit ugly and annoying obviously! What can I look
27 at next to see where the problem is coming from?
29 TIA,
30 --
31 Iain Buchanan <iaindb at netspace dot net dot au>
33 Never tell people how to do things. Tell them WHAT to do and they will
34 surprise you with their ingenuity.
35 -- Gen. George S. Patton, Jr.
37 --
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