[tex-live] tlmgr/p5-Tk: fontconfig support and clash with SCIM daemon

Nikola Lečić nikola.lecic at anthesphoria.net
Thu Feb 4 21:54:54 CET 2010

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On Thu, 4 Feb 2010 13:53:56 +0100
  in <20100204125356.GF19858 at gamma.logic.tuwien.ac.at>
  Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at> wrote:
> On Do, 04 Feb 2010, Nikola Lečić wrote:
> > "fixed" font, but with p5-Tk without fontconfig support.
> Good that this is resolved.
> Well actually it is not. It still leaves open which font was taken,
> which is somehow strange.

Hm, yes. Please take a look at this snapshot:


This ^^^ set of fonts appears on my personal working account, when p5-Tk
is *WITH_XFT* and when test.pl says that "actually used settings" are
"Bitstream Vera Sans" at the size of "-15". There are at least four
different fonts there and I am not sure that Vera is among them at all.

lsof shows that perl binary was accessing the following font files:

perl5.8.9 59306     nikola  txt     VREG               0,92             126064  1515232 /usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/cour.pfa
perl5.8.9 59306     nikola  txt     VREG               0,92             107696  4689672 /usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/Liberation/LiberationMono-Regular.ttf
perl5.8.9 59306     nikola  txt     VREG               0,92              14806  1512806 /usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/helvB12.pcf.gz
perl5.8.9 59306     nikola  txt     VREG               0,92             300836  2526466 /usr/local/nyx-fonts/ttf/OldStandard-2.0.2-ttf/OldStandard-Bold.ttf

I have no idea why OldStandard and LiberationMono were chosen, they are
not mentioned in any of my config files anywhere. (OldStandard is the
font you see in menu and in Display Settings.)

> Huuuuu? Size "-17" ???? That is *strange*

I always get a negative value for size, on all FreeBSD and Linux
machines I have.

> Can you try xlsfonts and try to select that font (the one from
> "actually used settings".

I am not sure what font: when p5-Tk is linked against fontconfig or
when it is not? (I.e. you want to know what is that ugly Cyrillic font?
It is _without_ fontconfig.)

Best wishes,
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