[Fontconfig] problem in displaying 8-bit fonts

Prasad Khambete prasad_khambete at hotmail.com
Mon Jul 7 08:26:35 EST 2003


I am running slackware 9.0 distribution of linux with XFree86 4.3.0
on a PC with Cyrix M II processor.

Web sites with content in the language Marathi (an indic language)
do not display correctly using either Netscape of Konqueror. Even
when I install the fonts.

http://www.marathiworld.com [ uses MARmith0.ttf ]
http://www.esakal.com [ uses subak.ttf and subak1.ttf]
http://www.maharashtratimes.indiatimes.com [ uses sudipto.ttf ]

Content on these web-sites uses 8-bit fonts (which is true of most of 
web-sites. They do not use Unicode fonts) But mkfontscale reports
some of these fonts as having iso10646 encoding which must be
an error.

For the first web-site only square blocks are displayed (maybe
the font matches, but X is not able to render them ?) For the other
two web-sites the font probably is not matched because it shows
a lot of little square blocks.

Any help would be immensely appreciated. I have been trying
various things for several days without success.

Thanks and regards

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