Fonts server, bad font, why?

Fonts server, bad font, why?

Post by Keith Rhode » Mon, 15 Nov 1999 04:00:00



I get this at boot time:

Element #6 (starting at 0) of font path is bad or has a bad
font:
"/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc:unscaled,
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi:unscaled,
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi:unscaled,
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc,
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1,
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo,
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ttfonts,
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi,
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi,
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"

This took a long time to figure out! Why do I get a report
about this directory:

when there's no mention of it in my XF86Config file?

After searching for a while, I found the X font server
config file /etc/X11/fs/config. Lo! and behold it hath a
line
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ttfonts,
in its catalogue!

So, two questions:
why do I need to declare all the other font directories in
the XF86Config file, if they're here in the X font server
config file?
why do I get a report about a bad font?

The second is really tricky. I don't remember where these
fonts came from, but they must have been in a package I
installed during from a reputable CD rom.
This is the fonts.dir file:
36
Bluehigb.ttf -misc-Blue
Highway-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
Bluehigc.ttf -misc-Blue Highway
Condensed-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
Bluehigh.ttf -misc-Blue
Highway-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
babelfish.ttf
-Macromedia-Babelfish-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1

balconya.ttf -misc-Balcony
Angels-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
baltar.ttf
-misc-Baltar-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
bazaroni.ttf
-Macromedia-Bazaronite-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1

betadance.ttf -Macromedia-Beta
Dance-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
betsy.ttf -misc-Betsy
Flanagan-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
binary.ttf
-Macromedia-Binary-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
brandnew.ttf -Macromedia-Brand
New-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
capacitor.ttf
-misc-Capacitor-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
contourg.ttf -misc-Contour
Generator-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
creature.ttf
-Macromedia-Creature-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
crystalr.ttf -misc-Crystal Radio
Kit-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
davis.ttf -misc-Davis-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1

demon.ttf -Macromedia-der
D?monschriftkegel-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
densmore.ttf
-Macromedia-Densmore-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
dirtydoz.ttf
-Macromedia-DirtyBaker'sDozen-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1

distortia.ttf
-Macromedia-Distortia-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1

edgewater.ttf
-Macromedia-Edgewater-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1

electroh.ttf
-Macromedia-Electroharmonix-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1

eli5.0-.ttf -Macromedia-Eli
5.0b-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
fadgod.ttf
-misc-Fadgod-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
failed.ttf -Macromedia-Failed
Attempt-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
fakerece.ttf
-Macromedia-FakeReceipt-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1

flubber.ttf
-Macromedia-Flubber-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
fontrstc.ttf -Macromedia-Font in a Red
Suit-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
hydrogen.ttf
-Macromedia-HydrogenWhiskey-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1

ikarrg.ttf
-Macromedia-Ikarus-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
ikart.ttf -Macromedia-Ikarus
Turbulence-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
ikarv.ttf -Macromedia-Ikarus
Vulture-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
indigo.ttf -Macromedia-Indigo
Joker-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
kenyan.ttf -misc-Kenyan
Coffee-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
kingrichard.ttf -Macromedia-King
Richard-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
larabief.ttf
-Macromedia-Larabiefont-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1

As you can see, most of them are from Macromedia.
Now for the really tricky part: I have seen these fonts
(once or twice) in the Gimp! I know I have been able to see
them! Something strange seems to have happened since!

Is there any way of scanning individual TrueType files to
see which one is broken?

 
 
 

Fonts server, bad font, why?

Post by Keith Rhode » Mon, 15 Nov 1999 04:00:00


I get this at boot time:

Element #6 (starting at 0) of font path is bad or has a bad
font:
"/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc:unscaled,
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi:unscaled,
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi:unscaled,
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc,
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1,
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo,
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ttfonts,
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi,
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi,
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"

This took a long time to figure out! Why do I get a report
about this directory:

when there's no mention of it in my XF86Config file?

After searching for a while, I found the X font server
config file /etc/X11/fs/config. Lo! and behold it hath a
line
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ttfonts,
in its catalogue!

So, two questions:
why do I need to declare all the other font directories in
the XF86Config file, if they're here in the X font server
config file?
why do I get a report about a bad font?

The second is really tricky. I don't remember where these
fonts came from, but they must have been in a package I
installed during from a reputable CD rom.
This is the fonts.dir file:
36
Bluehigb.ttf -misc-Blue
Highway-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
Bluehigc.ttf -misc-Blue Highway
Condensed-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
Bluehigh.ttf -misc-Blue
Highway-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
babelfish.ttf
-Macromedia-Babelfish-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1

balconya.ttf -misc-Balcony
Angels-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
baltar.ttf
-misc-Baltar-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
bazaroni.ttf
-Macromedia-Bazaronite-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1

betadance.ttf -Macromedia-Beta
Dance-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
betsy.ttf -misc-Betsy
Flanagan-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
binary.ttf
-Macromedia-Binary-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
brandnew.ttf -Macromedia-Brand
New-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
capacitor.ttf
-misc-Capacitor-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
contourg.ttf -misc-Contour
Generator-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
creature.ttf
-Macromedia-Creature-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
crystalr.ttf -misc-Crystal Radio
Kit-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
davis.ttf -misc-Davis-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1

demon.ttf -Macromedia-der
D?monschriftkegel-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
densmore.ttf
-Macromedia-Densmore-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
dirtydoz.ttf
-Macromedia-DirtyBaker'sDozen-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1

distortia.ttf
-Macromedia-Distortia-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1

edgewater.ttf
-Macromedia-Edgewater-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1

electroh.ttf
-Macromedia-Electroharmonix-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1

eli5.0-.ttf -Macromedia-Eli
5.0b-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
fadgod.ttf
-misc-Fadgod-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
failed.ttf -Macromedia-Failed
Attempt-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
fakerece.ttf
-Macromedia-FakeReceipt-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1

flubber.ttf
-Macromedia-Flubber-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
fontrstc.ttf -Macromedia-Font in a Red
Suit-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
hydrogen.ttf
-Macromedia-HydrogenWhiskey-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1

ikarrg.ttf
-Macromedia-Ikarus-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
ikart.ttf -Macromedia-Ikarus
Turbulence-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
ikarv.ttf -Macromedia-Ikarus
Vulture-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
indigo.ttf -Macromedia-Indigo
Joker-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
kenyan.ttf -misc-Kenyan
Coffee-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
kingrichard.ttf -Macromedia-King
Richard-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
larabief.ttf
-Macromedia-Larabiefont-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1

As you can see, most of them are from Macromedia.
Now for the really tricky part: I have seen these fonts
(once or twice) in the Gimp! I know I have been able to see
them! Something strange seems to have happened since!

Is there any way of scanning individual TrueType files to
see which one is broken?

 
 
 

Fonts server, bad font, why?

Post by R.K.A » Mon, 15 Nov 1999 04:00:00



> I get this at boot time:

> Element #6 (starting at 0) of font path is bad or has a bad
> font:
> "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc:unscaled,
> /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi:unscaled,
> /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi:unscaled,
> /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc,
> /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1,
> /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo,
> /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ttfonts,
> /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi,
> /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi,
> /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"

> This took a long time to figure out! Why do I get a report
> about this directory:
> when there's no mention of it in my XF86Config file?
> After searching for a while, I found the X font server
> config file /etc/X11/fs/config. Lo! and behold it hath a
> line
> /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ttfonts,
> in its catalogue!

> So, two questions:
> why do I need to declare all the other font directories in
> the XF86Config file, if they're here in the X font server
> config file?

Sounds like you have a RedHat distro installed? The font-directories
should be listed in /etc/X11/fs/config there and not in XF86Config. rpm
packagers will adress the ../fs/config file when fontspaths are added
automagically. If you still have paths in XF86Config pahts will become
inconsistent. Not that it won't work but ../fs/config is THE xfs
fontpath config file in a RedHat distro.

In your XF86Config you only need the line defining the port xfs should
listen to.
Looks like this RH6:
Section "Files"
   RgbPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
   FontPath   "unix/:-1"
EndSection

Quote:> why do I get a report about a bad font?

A font is probably bad, and according to your output it's a truetype
font.

Quote:> Is there any way of scanning individual TrueType files to
> see which one is broken?

See link below on how to possibly detect faulty fonts quick. Note: the
utility "ttmkfdir" was recently moved from /usr/sbin to /usr/bin in the
rpm's of xfs so where you find it is a little depending on your version.
Also check out the -m parameter.

K.

--
Step by step guide to TrueType fonts under RedHat6:
http://home.powertech.no/rkaa/linux.html#ttf

 
 
 

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