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#1 2012-11-16 21:54:54

onexused
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Registered: 2009-10-07
Posts: 55

[fixed] "My fonts are broken" - the wrong characters display

In several programs, the wrong characters are being displayed.  What do I mean?  roxterm shows O as <i>v</i>.  LibreOffice Calc shows ( as <i>i</i>.  And then there's Firefox:
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What the heck is wrong here and how do I fix it?  I have the two en_US lines in /etc/locale.gen uncommented.  That's the only thing I can think of.

Last edited by onexused (2012-11-17 15:10:38)

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#2 2012-11-16 22:35:31

brebs
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Registered: 2007-04-03
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Re: [fixed] "My fonts are broken" - the wrong characters display

Sounds like xorg-server update.

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#3 2012-11-16 22:47:10

bernarcher
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From: Germany
Registered: 2009-02-17
Posts: 2,271

Re: [fixed] "My fonts are broken" - the wrong characters display

It is obviously a problem with X using the pixman glyph cache now. A reboot did help here (presumable the cache was cleared by this).
Otherwise simply downgrade the X server.


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#4 2012-11-17 15:10:25

onexused
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Registered: 2009-10-07
Posts: 55

Re: [fixed] "My fonts are broken" - the wrong characters display

Yeah, that looks like the problem.  It took a couple reboots for me, but this seems to have worked itself out now.
I guess I'm wrong.  I'll just downgrade xorg for now.

Last edited by onexused (2012-11-17 16:58:04)

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#5 2012-11-17 17:47:29

slytux
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From: New York
Registered: 2010-09-25
Posts: 107

Re: [fixed] "My fonts are broken" - the wrong characters display

No need to downgrade, just rebuild xorg-server with ABS with line 40 commented out in the PKGBUILD.

sudo abs
cp -rp /var/abs/extra/xorg-server /tmp
cd /tmp/xorg-server
vim PKGBUILD
makepkg -csi

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