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[Chugalug] salix fonts issue

Matt Keys-2

I recently switched from xubuntu to salix. I'm having a weird fonts issue I haven't been able to figure out. I've installed the webcore-fonts package, as well as adobe's different dpi font packages. The result is while in Firefox, some pages will display a random bolding characters (usually f, t, and i) when placed beside each other -- ft , fi , ti, etc. Here's a screenshot of a web page this morning to illustrate :


http://imgur.com/uGpkkED


Has anyone ran into this?


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From: [hidden email] <[hidden email]> on behalf of Matt Keys <[hidden email]>
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Subject: [Chugalug] salix fonts issue
 

I recently switched from xubuntu to salix. I'm having a weird fonts issue I haven't been able to figure out. I've installed the webcore-fonts package, as well as adobe's different dpi font packages. The result is while in Firefox, some pages will display a random bolding characters (usually f, t, and i) when placed beside each other -- ft , fi , ti, etc. Here's a screenshot of a web page this morning to illustrate :


http://imgur.com/uGpkkED


Has anyone ran into this?


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Re: [Chugalug] salix fonts issue

Jared Hamilton
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On Sun, Apr 05, 2015 at 12:02:14PM +0000, Matt Keys wrote:

>   I recently switched from xubuntu to salix. I'm having a weird fonts issue
>   I haven't been able to figure out. I've installed the webcore-fonts
>   package, as well as adobe's different dpi font packages. The result is
>   while in Firefox, some pages will display a random bolding characters
>   (usually f, t, and i) when placed beside each other -- ft , fi , ti, etc.
>   Here's a screenshot of a web page this morning to illustrate :
>
>   [1]http://imgur.com/uGpkkED
>
>   Has anyone ran into this?

Looks like an issue with your freetype2 font rendering. Luckily I found a
thread with (what seems like) your _exact_ issue.  

https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=136771

Hope that helps. Fonts can be a long, dark rabbit hole.
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Matt Keys-2
Thanks, that does look/sound close but the big difference on this system is that thunderbird and other applications look ok. Keeping it simple I grabbed chromium from slackbuild and there's not any font weirdness with it. I'll probably stick with chromium or try reinstalling firefox.
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From: [hidden email] <[hidden email]> on behalf of Jared Hamilton <[hidden email]>
Sent: Sunday, April 05, 2015 5:31 PM
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Subject: Re: [Chugalug] salix fonts issue

On Sun, Apr 05, 2015 at 12:02:14PM +0000, Matt Keys wrote:

>   I recently switched from xubuntu to salix. I'm having a weird fonts issue
>   I haven't been able to figure out. I've installed the webcore-fonts
>   package, as well as adobe's different dpi font packages. The result is
>   while in Firefox, some pages will display a random bolding characters
>   (usually f, t, and i) when placed beside each other -- ft , fi , ti, etc.
>   Here's a screenshot of a web page this morning to illustrate :
>
>   [1]http://imgur.com/uGpkkED
>
>   Has anyone ran into this?

Looks like an issue with your freetype2 font rendering. Luckily I found a
thread with (what seems like) your _exact_ issue.

https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=136771

Hope that helps. Fonts can be a long, dark rabbit hole.
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