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Bug 76734 - firefox and thunderbird looks bad if compiled with UTF-8 locale; good if compiled with default locale
Summary: firefox and thunderbird looks bad if compiled with UTF-8 locale; good if comp...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Mozilla Gentoo Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-01-05 00:20 UTC by fctk86
Modified: 2005-12-23 10:38 UTC (History)
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Description fctk86 2005-01-05 00:20:43 UTC
Both Firefox 1.0-r3 and Thunderbird 1.0 looks very bad if they are compiled with it_IT.utf8 locale set.

these are use flags:

[ebuild   R   ] net-www/mozilla-firefox-1.0-r3  -debug -gnome +java -ldap -mozdevelop -moznoxft -mozsvg -mozxmlterm -xinerama -xprint 0 kB 
[ebuild   R   ] mail-client/mozilla-thunderbird-1.0  +crypt -debug -gnome +java -ldap -moznoxft -xinerama -xprint 0 kB

In this case they both are compiled with --disable-xft flag. I checked this looking in /var/log/portage/. No matter if firefox is compiled with -moxnoxft: it will compile with --disable-xft flag.

Another problem is that they both don't recognize truetype fonts i have in my system (corefonts and ttf-bitstream-vera). You can see this if you go in Edit > Preferences > Fonts & Colors.

If i compile them with POSIX locale (export LC_ALL='POSIX'; emerge ...) they are compiled with --enable-xft, they looks ok and ttf are recognized correctly.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. export LC_ALL='it_IT.utf8'
2. emerge mozilla-firefox mozilla-thunderbird
3. look the gui and go to Edit > Preferences > Fonts & Colors
Actual Results:  
The GUI fonts looks very bad and truetype fonts aren't recognized if you go in
Edit > Preferences > Fonts & Colors.

Expected Results:  
The GUI fonts should look ok and truetype fonts should be correctly recognized.

Portage 2.0.51-r8 (default-linux/x86/2004.3, gcc-3.4.3, glibc-,
2.6.9-gentoo-r4 i686)
System uname: 2.6.9-gentoo-r4 i686 AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1800+
Gentoo Base System version 1.6.8
Python:              dev-lang/python-2.3.4 [2.3.4 (#1, Dec 31 2004, 23:29:31)]
ccache version 2.3 [enabled]
dev-lang/python:     2.3.4
sys-devel/autoconf:  2.13, 2.59-r6
sys-devel/automake:  1.5, 1.8.5-r2, 1.6.3, 1.7.9, 1.4_p6, 1.9.3
sys-devel/libtool:   1.5.10-r2
CFLAGS="-Os -march=athlon-xp -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/kde/2/share/config /usr/kde/3/share/config
/usr/lib/X11/xkb /usr/share/config /var/qmail/control"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/gconf /etc/terminfo /etc/env.d"
CXXFLAGS="-Os -march=athlon-xp -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"
FEATURES="autoaddcvs autoconfig ccache distlocks sandbox sfperms"
USE="x86 3dnow 3dnowex X acl alsa apm avi berkdb bitmap-fonts cdr crypt cups
encode fam flac foomaticdb fortran gdbm gif gpm gtk gtk2 guile imagemagick java
jpeg libwww mad mikmod mmx mmx2 motif mpeg ncurses nls nptl oggvorbis opengl
pdflib perl png ppds python qt quicktime readline scanner sdl slang spell sse
ssl svga tcltk tcpd tiff truetype unicode usb xml xml2 xv zlib"
Comment 1 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-12-23 02:58:18 UTC
Stale bug, reopen if this is still an issue with up-to-date ebuild versions.
Comment 2 fctk86 2005-12-23 04:44:31 UTC
fortunately i don't have had any issue with firefox and thunderbird from ages...
Comment 3 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-12-23 10:38:47 UTC
Thanks, closing.