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Old 08-22-2008, 05:39 AM
Steve Langasek
 
Default bitmap fonts: Can they be rejected by default instead of with manual intervention?

On Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 12:32:14AM -0400, Daniel Dickinson wrote:
> I recently had trouble with a website that uses Times and Helvetica
> which I was able to determine was due to unscaled fonts not printing
> well. It took some digging but I eventually, after exploring links and
> browsing /etc/fonts based on a link about something else for mozilla
> that I was led to by a message on debian-user, was able to find out
> that

> /etc/fonts/conf.d needed a symlink to ../conf.avail/70-no-bitmaps.conf

> which causes the font server to reject unscaled fonts.

> Is there any reason this isn't the default behaviour?

It is the default.

/var/lib/dpkg/info/fontconfig-config.templates:

Template: fontconfig/enable_bitmaps
Type: boolean
Default: false
Description: Enable bitmapped fonts by default?

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