On Thu, 7 Mar 2002, Robert Young wrote:
>> Lars Clausen wrote
>> On Thu, 7 Mar 2002, Robert Young wrote:
>> > G'Day,
>> > The recent --enable-freetype CVS build has been segfaulting
>> on me and I
>> > have traced it down to two distinct problems:
>> > Secondly, XGetFontPath returns the string "unix:/7100" in
>> > font_init_freetype() which is the XFS 'path'. It appears
>> that the current
>> > code is unable to find any fonts on this path and as a
>> result there are
>> > NULL pointers all over the place which eventually get
>> referenced when
>> > font_getfont_with_style gets called. I looked at a couple of other
>> > programs which used Freetype and couldn't find a consistent
>> method for
>> > determining the path to the fonts (some seem to hard code
>> it as a last
>> > resort).
>> Unopenable font paths are not a problem, they are simply skipped. The
>> problem appears if there are no local fonts. Are you getting all your
>> fonts from a server?
> It appears that all fonts are obtained from the font server (which is the
> same machine). The only path returned from XGetFontPath is "unix:/7100".
> Locally there are heaps of fonts installed and the X font server is aware
> of all of them - does X need to know about them as well (using xset
> +fp=<path> for instance)??
Yes, you will need to tell X about them. To do freetype, we need to get
the actual font files, not just what X font servers give us. You should
add lines to your /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 to look something like this:
FontPath "unix/:7100" # local font server
# if the local font server has problems, we can fall back on these
(modified for you being on RedHat of course.) Yes, I know it sucks that we
can't use the X font server stuff, but it just doesn't give enough info.
> I looked a tiny bit at Pango but couldn't find how it obtains it's font
> paths as this would be good to copy. Some programs are already using
> Pango, but it may be too bleeding edge.
We will eventually move to Pango. Not yet, though.
> Any other ideas? If I get time I'll look into the message_error problem
That would be rather interesting. Can you get any message_* to show?
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