Solaris 2.5 won't render extra Type-1 fonts

Solaris 2.5 won't render extra Type-1 fonts

Post by Jason Patterso » Thu, 09 May 1996 04:00:00



Hi All,

After installing Solaris 2.5, the X server now fails to render all of the
extra Type-1 fonts I have installed. They are recognized correctly (ie:
xlsfonts lists them), but when they are rendered they are all drawn as a
simple courier like font. Similarly, Photoshop (3.0) now ignores them.

The font files are not corrupted, because GhostScript still renders them
correctly, as does my DEC 3000's X server and the X11R5 X server I run on a
very old machine. The exact same setup worked correctly on Solaris 2.3 & 2.4.

Has the Sun X server's support for Type-1 fonts changed in Solaris 2.5 ??

Perhaps the fonts now need to be pre-processed or something? I saw that a new
directory called "prebuilt" exists in /usr/openwin/lib/X11/fonts/Type1 in
Solaris 2.5?

Any help would be appreciated...

JASON PATTERSON

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Solaris 2.5 won't render extra Type-1 fonts

Post by Juergen Ke » Fri, 10 May 1996 04:00:00



> After installing Solaris 2.5, the X server now fails to render all of the
> extra Type-1 fonts I have installed.

Adobes's Display Postscript is now use to render Type1 fonts.  This
means you have to correctly install your Type1 fonts for use with
DPS. What you need is a postscript resource file (PSres.upr) in your
Type1 font directory.  These can be build using makepsres(1).

See also the new font administration commands $OPENWINHOME/demo/font*
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1. Fonts rendered in 2.5 ugly!?

Hi all,
it seems to me as if there is something broken in the font rendering
in Solaris 2.5; just log in into a "failsafe" session, fire up "twm"
and look at the title bar. If I switch the FontPath over to our font-
server (plain X11R6 on 4.1.3_U1) it looks far better.

As far as my experiments have shown, this is not due to differences
between FontPath and the FontServer "catalogue". Besides I vaguely
remember to have seen a Patch for OpenWindows-3.4 regarding quality
of rendered fonts.

Has anybody already investigated this further?

Christian
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