Bug 13212 - Text scrambled,garbled,garbage,incorrectly rendered or drawn, depending on type of font used pcf
Summary: Text scrambled,garbled,garbage,incorrectly rendered or drawn, depending on ty...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 13104
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Lib/Xfont (show other bugs)
Version: git
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: medium major
Assignee: Xorg Project Team
QA Contact: Xorg Project Team
URL: http://www.geocities.com/gregua/bug.html
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-11-12 23:46 UTC by gregua
Modified: 2007-11-19 16:55 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Screenshot, pretty much sums up problem and fonts involved (44.68 KB, image/png)
2007-11-12 23:47 UTC, gregua
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Description gregua 2007-11-12 23:46:01 UTC
System Info:
Rebuilt every module from git as per instructions in wiki on 2007-11-10, clean install.

I first tried an nvidia (geForce 2 NV10/NV11?) card with the nv driver.

I still had the same problem with an ati card (radeon rv280) with the ati/radeon driver.

Forget if I had the problem on the vesa driver. I guess that shouldn't matter as I have tried more than one driver family already.

Description of problem:
Noticed some text in only some fonts would appear garbled, or scrambled, or like a streak of pixelated garbage, in Mozilla in most cases. Scrolling slowly through the page, or getting Mozilla to redraw the text sometimes would yield a seemingly correct result.

Narrowed the problem down to certain types of fonts (seems more fonts have problems than actually work, by no means a problem with the fonts themselves), tried these in gvim, same problem. Execept in gvim, the font is rendered correctly (as far as I can tell) only after you momentarily obscure  it with another window.

Check the URL for a few screen shots.

Not sure, but it seems Type1 .pfb fonts work fine. It's the fonts in 100dpi with.pcf extension that I think are the ones being drawn incorrectly.
I'd appreciate any suggestions on what to do.
Of course, given anyone uses the git sources, this is probably bound to be noticed.
Comment 1 gregua 2007-11-12 23:47:50 UTC
Created attachment 12493 [details]
Screenshot, pretty much sums up problem and fonts involved
Comment 2 gregua 2007-11-12 23:50:42 UTC
Pretty sure I'm not the only one who would notice this, unless I did do something weird, but it was a clean install from git sources on 2007-11-10.
Comment 3 Benjamin Close 2007-11-19 16:55:55 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 13104 ***

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