[Xorg] [Bug 293] New: mkfontscale does not handle filenames containing spaces

bugzilla-daemon at pdx.freedesktop.org bugzilla-daemon at pdx.freedesktop.org
Tue Mar 9 14:33:07 PST 2004


           Summary: mkfontscale does not handle filenames containing spaces
           Product: xorg
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: minor
          Priority: P5
         Component: cvs
        AssignedTo: xorg at freedesktop.org
        ReportedBy: mharris at www.linux.org.uk

mkfontscale, mkfontdir, and the entire rest of X does not allow files
with spaces in the names.  Wether this is intentional, or a documented
part of the standard, or if it is just a long standing bug or misfeature
however, I'm not quite sure.

My guess is it is a long time bug nobody has cared to fix throughout the
X sources, but I've never bothered to ask anyone who knows for sure, and
I haven't cared enough to bother looking at the relevant code to try and
determine it on my own.

Problem is described in more detail in XFree86 bugzilla at:


XFree86.org has closed the issue as WONTFIX, however, while fixing this is
definitely not of major high priority, it is worthwhile to have it tracked in
bugzilla until someone does actually fix it, rather than just pretending
the problem does not exist.

As such, I'm assigning this to myself for the time being, but with no intent
on investigating it right away, but I will at some point in time.  In the mean
time, if someone else feels like fixing it, feel free.

Just don't close it WONTFIX to ignore the issue please.  This is a personal
tracker item.

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