Speedo fonts - Are they still supported?
Mike A. Harris
mharris at www.linux.org.uk
Mon Apr 11 09:23:48 PDT 2005
Mike A. Harris wrote:
> Someone just caught me in IRC with this, and I couldn't quickly
> determine the answer, and don't use speedo fonts myself so I thought
> I'd pass the question on here:
> I've been getting some bug reports about speedo fonts not working.
> The speedo module was removed from Xorg, presumeably because
> freetype handles speedo fonts now (unless I am mistaken).
> Can someone state canonically wether speedo fonts are still supported
> or not, and wether that depends on particular freetype releases or
> not? Should it work both with the server standalone, as well as
> using xfs?
> If speedo is not supported however, then we should not install
> the speedo font files anymore.
After chatting with others a bit, nobody seemed to know why
speedo no longer works, so I dug into it deeper and discovered
Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2004 15:34:12 -0700
From: Roland Mainz <xorg-commit at pdx.freedesktop.org>
To: xorg-commit at pdx.freedesktop.org
X-BeenThere: xorg-commit at freedesktop.org
Subject: CVS Update: xc (branch: trunk)
Module name: xc
Changes by: gisburn at pdx. 04/04/25 15:34:12
http://pdx.freedesktop.org/cgi-bin/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=548 - RFE:
Remove Speedo font support from the Xorg default build
X11.tmpl site.def xfree86.cf xorg.cf
Revision Changes Path
1.3 +9 -1 xc/ChangeLog
1.3 +8 -8 xc/config/cf/X11.tmpl
1.3 +2 -0 xc/config/cf/site.def
1.3 +2 -2 xc/config/cf/xfree86.cf
1.3 +3 -3 xc/config/cf/xorg.cf
Since we are seeing several people reporting bugs now, that fonts
that previously worked fine, no longer work, this was kindof
surprising because X.Org still supplies these fonts *and* installs
them by default.
I have no strong feelings either way as to wether this gets fixed
by re-enabling speedo font support, or by preventing the speedo fonts
from getting installed and/or removing them from CVS, as there have
only been a few people file bug reports.
I figured I would try to get concensus here first before opening
a new bug report for this.
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