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Bug 234128 - Terrible GTK fonts in Firefox and OpenOffice
Summary: Terrible GTK fonts in Firefox and OpenOffice
Status: RESOLVED NEEDINFO
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Fonts Team
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Reported: 2008-08-06 20:25 UTC by *
Modified: 2010-01-19 20:36 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Runtime testing required: ---


Attachments
Screenshot of binary OpenOffice (goodfonts.png,91.38 KB, image/png)
2008-08-06 20:27 UTC, *
Details
Screenshot of source-compiled OpenOffice (badfonts.png,82.82 KB, image/png)
2008-08-06 20:28 UTC, *
Details
emerge --info (emerge.info.txt,4.54 KB, text/plain)
2008-08-07 02:38 UTC, *
Details

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Description * 2008-08-06 20:25:45 UTC
The fonts look terrible in the source-compiled Firefox-3.0.1 and OpenOffice-2.4.1.  I'm not sure if it's a problem with those applications or a larger problem with GTK fonts in KDE (I'm using KDE).

The fonts look beautiful in the binary version of OpenOffice.  I don't think it's a problem with the font I've picked.  The Times New Roman in the source-compiled version looks very different (terrible) compared to the one in the binary version. Same for other fonts.

I've tried installing gtk-engines-qt and it doesn't seem to have any effect.

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 * 2008-08-06 20:27:48 UTC
Created attachment 162395 [details]
Screenshot of binary OpenOffice
Comment 2 * 2008-08-06 20:28:26 UTC
Created attachment 162396 [details]
Screenshot of source-compiled OpenOffice
Comment 3 Jeroen Roovers (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-08-07 01:25:08 UTC
Please post your `emerge --info' too.
Comment 4 * 2008-08-07 02:38:43 UTC
Created attachment 162404 [details]
emerge --info

Attached.  Thanks for taking a look!
Comment 5 Jeroen Roovers (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-08-12 15:21:04 UTC
Maybe GNOME people can shed light on this matter.
Comment 6 Daniel Gryniewicz (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-08-12 16:10:49 UTC
I see it too in openoffice on amd64, but have no idea what causes it.  I just use oo.o-bin, anyway.  Firefox is fine on all my boxes.  
Comment 7 vierito5 2008-10-07 15:51:31 UTC
Same here with KDE 3.5.10 with Firefox 3.0.3 but not with OpenOffice. I've been using gtk-engines-qt without problems.

I've not updated Firefox, neither gtk-engines-qt.
Comment 8 vierito5 2008-10-07 16:47:21 UTC
(In reply to comment #7)
> Same here with KDE 3.5.10 with Firefox 3.0.3 but not with OpenOffice. I've been
> using gtk-engines-qt without problems.
> 
> I've not updated Firefox, neither gtk-engines-qt.
> 

It shows blue colors as orange color, and orange as blue. They are complementary.
Comment 9 vierito5 2008-10-07 17:00:17 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> The fonts look terrible in the source-compiled Firefox-3.0.1 and
> OpenOffice-2.4.1.  I'm not sure if it's a problem with those applications or a
> larger problem with GTK fonts in KDE (I'm using KDE).
> 
> The fonts look beautiful in the binary version of OpenOffice.  I don't think
> it's a problem with the font I've picked.  The Times New Roman in the
> source-compiled version looks very different (terrible) compared to the one in
> the binary version. Same for other fonts.
> 
> I've tried installing gtk-engines-qt and it doesn't seem to have any effect.
> 
> Reproducible: Always
> 

I've solved it downgrading fontconfig from 2.6.0-r2 to 2.5.0-r1.
Comment 10 Gilles Dartiguelongue gentoo-dev 2009-02-22 18:27:04 UTC
@fonts, any hints about what was wrong here ?
Comment 11 Gilles Dartiguelongue gentoo-dev 2010-01-19 13:50:19 UTC
Closing needinfo for an update. gnome has nothing to say here as it is most likely something related to the fact that oo.o-bin ships its own fontconfig.

If/when you re-open this bug with updated informations, I suggest CCing oo.o maintainers, they should be better informed.