Problem with Bitstream Vera font install

Jesse Sheidlower jester at
Wed May 14 20:09:59 PDT 2003

On Wed, May 14, 2003 at 10:43:06PM -0400, Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:
> On Wed, 2003-05-14 at 22:34, Jesse Sheidlower wrote:


> > The results are worse than they were before, but perhaps
> > that's just a taste issue. In any case, the non-personal-taste
> > problem is that Bitstream Vera Serif (the Handbook-suggested
> > font to use for everything), when displayed by Mozilla in
> > italics, is slanted diagonally _upwards._ That is, each
> > character is raised, so a word in italics might look like


> This used to be a problem with an old freetype2.  Make sure Xft,
> fontconfig, and freetype2 are all up-to-date.  I just verified the
> italic text at looks just fine with Bitstream Serif.

Thanks, that did it. I had thought I was up to date with freetype,
but obviously I wasn't.

Thanks again.


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