[arch-general] pango 1:1.44-1 Renders Bitmap Fonts as Boxes.

David Rosenstrauch darose at darose.net
Sun Jul 28 21:12:52 UTC 2019

On 7/28/19 3:52 PM, ProgAndy wrote:
> Am 28.07.19 um 20:35 schrieb David Rosenstrauch:
>> On 7/28/19 7:49 AM, Ralph Corderoy wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> To save others' time, on upgrading to pango 1:1.44-1 today my terminal
>>> emulator and other programs displayed empty boxes instead of bitmap-font
>>> glyphs.  This is due to deliberate dropping of support by Pango.
>>> https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/pango/issues/386
>>> I don't think xterm(1) uses Pango given ldd(1)'s output, and it's
>>> happily displaying nice crisp glyphs.
>> Yeah, I just discovered this the hard way.  Very annoying.  Doesn't seem
>> like there's any fix/workaround either.
>> DR
> Hello,
> You can convert your BDF/PCF fonts to the "X11 bitmap only sfnt (otb)"
> OpenType format[1], which harfbuzz does support[2].
So these aren't "my" fonts.  I'm using one of the bitmapped fonts that 
ships with X in xorg-fonts-misc as my terminal font.  Does anyone know 
if there's any plans for these fonts to be usable with pango going forward?



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