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

David C. Rankin drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Tue Jul 30 02:35:02 UTC 2019

On 07/28/2019 06:49 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.

So Gnome just KDE4'ed pango Type 1 support. It is bewildering why support
simply can't remain. Nothing like pacman -Syu and having things break --
things that have been working -- forever.

Whatever the fight between Cairo and Pango over FC_face locking -- that seems
like what needs to be fixed instead of simply dropping support for an entire
class of fonts.

Progress. Oh well.

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.

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