[Fontconfig] mmap branch vs gnome-terminal

Matthias Clasen mclasen at redhat.com
Tue Sep 13 02:31:59 EST 2005

On Sun, 2005-09-11 at 08:46 -0400, Patrick Lam wrote:
> Matthias Clasen wrote:
> > On Sun, 2005-09-11 at 01:17 -0400, Patrick Lam wrote:
> > 
> >>Matthias Clasen wrote:
> >>
> >>>Here is another problem I met after installing the mmap branch
> >>>fontconfig system-wide on my system. gnome-terminal doesn't
> >>>seem to find fonts anymore. I haven't yet tried to follow all the
> >>>fontconfig pattern manipulation done in vte, but it seems to
> >>>trigger an incompatibility. 
> >>>
> >>>A similar problem seems to affect the previews in the font capplet,
> >>>which also seem to pick up a very small font size. 
> >>
> >>I have fixed this problem.  Let me know if that clears up the problem
> >>for you.  
> > 
> > No, I still see the same problems. gnome-terminal and
> > gnome-font-properties come up with fonts of very small size, and
> > firefox segfaults.
> I'm definitely using the fontconfig branch on this computer with 
> gnome-terminal and firefox, which both work.  (Also thunderbird). 
> However, gnome-font-properties currently doesn't work for me -- it 
> reports no fonts found -- so I'll look into that.  (I thought that my 
> patch got it working last night).
> pat

Looking at the gnome-font-properties problem some more, I see
XftFontMatch() returning NULL. Inside XftFontMatch(), all seems
well until the call to XftDefaultSubstitute() which returns a 
pattern where the "style" value is set to FcTrue, which later upsets


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