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

Eli Schwartz eschwartz at archlinux.org
Tue Jul 30 02:53:59 UTC 2019

On 7/29/19 10:35 PM, David C. Rankin wrote:
> 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.

Yes, '"progress"' just about sums up gnome. Though I think KDE4 had a
better excuse for being dropped. ;)

Of course, given the blog post in which all this is being discussed, it
would also be nice if pango actually had active contributors.
Apparently, people really interested in making fonts better, are in rare
supply. (Not that I can really sympathize, since I'm not even much
interested in caring what fonts look like when they're installed on my

Eli Schwartz
Bug Wrangler and Trusted User

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