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* [ISSUE] Helvetica shouldn't be a bitmap font provided by xorg-fonts-75dpi
@ 2020-05-31 19:19 sburris0
  2020-05-31 21:25 ` abenson
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From: sburris0 @ 2020-05-31 19:19 UTC (permalink / raw)
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New issue by sburris0 on void-packages repository

https://github.com/void-linux/void-packages/issues/22477

Description:
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### System

* xuname:  
Void 5.4.43_1 x86_64 AuthenticAMD uptodate rrmFF
* package:  
firefox
xorg-fonts

### Expected behavior
Fonts in Firefox should look nice

### Actual behavior
Pages such as https://github.com/void-linux/void-packages have jagged, ugly fonts everywhere.

### Steps to reproduce the behavior
1. Install a font package
2. Open Firefox to a page such as this

### Fix
I found this fix on r/voidlinux: https://www.reddit.com/r/voidlinux/comments/fa9wyk/solution_for_non_antialiased_fonts_in_firefox_and/

The solution is to symlink fontconfig config files then update the font cache.

```
ln -s /usr/share/fontconfig/conf.avail/70-no-bitmaps.conf /etc/fonts/conf.d/70-no-bitmaps.conf
fc-cache -fv
```

The issue explained on arch wiki, in the context of PDFs: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Font_configuration#Helvetica_font_problem_in_generated_PDFs

I think that if this can't be fixed with a `post_install()` in a package, then a message following installation or a mention in the handbook would be helpful.

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* Re: Helvetica shouldn't be a bitmap font provided by xorg-fonts-75dpi
  2020-05-31 19:19 [ISSUE] Helvetica shouldn't be a bitmap font provided by xorg-fonts-75dpi sburris0
@ 2020-05-31 21:25 ` abenson
  2020-05-31 21:26 ` abenson
                   ` (2 subsequent siblings)
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From: abenson @ 2020-05-31 21:25 UTC (permalink / raw)
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New comment by abenson on void-packages repository

https://github.com/void-linux/void-packages/issues/22477#issuecomment-636532354

Comment:
I think this should be documented in the handbook.

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* Re: Helvetica shouldn't be a bitmap font provided by xorg-fonts-75dpi
  2020-05-31 19:19 [ISSUE] Helvetica shouldn't be a bitmap font provided by xorg-fonts-75dpi sburris0
  2020-05-31 21:25 ` abenson
@ 2020-05-31 21:26 ` abenson
  2020-05-31 21:39 ` ericonr
  2020-05-31 21:39 ` ericonr
  3 siblings, 0 replies; 5+ messages in thread
From: abenson @ 2020-05-31 21:26 UTC (permalink / raw)
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New comment by abenson on void-packages repository

https://github.com/void-linux/void-packages/issues/22477#issuecomment-636532354

Comment:
I think this should be documented in the handbook. I don't think disabling bitmap fonts for everyone is the right answer.

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* Re: Helvetica shouldn't be a bitmap font provided by xorg-fonts-75dpi
  2020-05-31 19:19 [ISSUE] Helvetica shouldn't be a bitmap font provided by xorg-fonts-75dpi sburris0
  2020-05-31 21:25 ` abenson
  2020-05-31 21:26 ` abenson
@ 2020-05-31 21:39 ` ericonr
  2020-05-31 21:39 ` ericonr
  3 siblings, 0 replies; 5+ messages in thread
From: ericonr @ 2020-05-31 21:39 UTC (permalink / raw)
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New comment by ericonr on void-packages repository

https://github.com/void-linux/void-packages/issues/22477#issuecomment-636534020

Comment:
Oh that's what happened when I installed `xorg-fonts`. I think there should be a `xbps-reconfigure` hook for fonts, would prefer to use that for the config step.

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* Re: Helvetica shouldn't be a bitmap font provided by xorg-fonts-75dpi
  2020-05-31 19:19 [ISSUE] Helvetica shouldn't be a bitmap font provided by xorg-fonts-75dpi sburris0
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  2020-05-31 21:39 ` ericonr
@ 2020-05-31 21:39 ` ericonr
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New comment by ericonr on void-packages repository

https://github.com/void-linux/void-packages/issues/22477#issuecomment-636534020

Comment:
Oh that's what happened when I installed `xorg-fonts`. I think there is a `xbps-reconfigure` hook for fonts, would prefer to use that for the config step.

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