[Fontconfig] Help: fonts disappeared when moving from XFree86 to XOrg

Joseph Harvell jharvell at dogpad.net
Fri Jan 7 04:53:49 EST 2005

I just upgraded from XFree86 to Xorg 6.8.0-r3 on a Gentoo 
distribution of Linux.

I noticed immediately that the fonts in an OpenOffice.org document I am 
working on look different (in a bad way).  This messes up some of the 
formatting in the document that is dependent on font size (table column 
widths, etc.).  When I looked at the log files for the startup of 
XFree86 and Xorg, I noticed that the Xorg installation is complaining 
about missing Speedo fonts that were present in the XFree86 log file.

I didn't realize Openoffice was using fonts provided by my X Server.  Is 
there a problem with my Xorg installation?  Can I install the missing 
font and then my OpenOffice.org document will be formatted correctly again?

The font I was primarily using in the OpenOffice.org document is named 
"Nimbus Roman No9 L" and I was using mostly 12pt.

I don't know if this is the right group to post to but I figured I need 
font expertise.

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