After several trouble free years my fonts have gone down the shitter. No idea how or when this issue started, I think it must have been after a recent freetype upgrade.
Here are two screenies which show the problem:
Ideas and suggestions, please?
OK - I found this part about bitmap fonts on the wiki:
Something or someone disabled all my non-scalable (bitmap) fonts, I want them back
By default, fontconfig 2.3.2-4 and higher will disable the use of bitmap fonts. This setting is managed in /etc/fonts/conf.d/10-no-bitmaps.conf, or in higher versions, /etc/fonts/conf.d/10-bitmaps.conf. To enable bitmap fonts and keep them enabled after upgrades of fontconfig, place a symlink from yes-bitmaps.conf to 10-bitmaps.conf, overwriting the symlink to no-bitmaps.conf.
That's a recent change my update was on 19th Feb - that has fixed vim/gvim and terms, window title prob persists
Do you have a ~/.fonts.conf? I was having weird font problems, and looked in xorg.conf and fonts/local.conf and couldn't, for the life of me, figure it out... but then I noticed somehow a sneaky ~/.fonts.conf managed to appear.. don't know how it got there, but I replaced it with a version I found here on the forums somewhere and all my fonts became nice and pretty.
I forget where I got it on the forums... but one of the comments calls it "cathetic LCD tweaks" and gives a URL: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions … id=1361098