[Fontconfig] fontconfig 2.2.3 only works with iso8859-1

Haakon Riiser haakon.riiser at fys.uio.no
Fri Feb 25 10:33:11 EST 2005

I have a collection of old bitmap fonts (BDF format) that I'd like
to use with fontconfig.  The problem is that the fonts' glyphs
are replaced with some other system font when CHARSET_REGISTRY
and CHARSET_ENCODING is not equal to "ISO8859" and "1".  I tried
setting LC_ALL to all sorts of things, but that didn't have
any effect.  The fonts in question are in IBM codepage 437; in
this particular case, I could just edit the fonts and specify
ISO8859-1, but I don't understand why I have to lie about the
charset to please fontconfig.

Is this a bug, or can I fix it by editing ~/.fonts.conf or
something like that?  Btw, my OS is Slackware Linux 10.1, which
uses X.org 6.8.1.


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