Problem with certain fonts when printing from firefox

Matthias Apitz guru at
Tue Jun 16 07:19:20 UTC 2009

El día Monday, June 15, 2009 a las 01:06:37PM -0800, Mel Flynn escribió:

> Yes:
> portmaster /usr/ports/x11-fonts/webfonts or make -C /usr/ports/x11-
> fonts/webfonts/ install
> Follow the instructions from the pkg-message (allthough I don't think they're 
> needed anymore with automatic configuration, but it don't hurt if you already 
> have an xorg.conf).
> Restart X for the fonts to be usable or you can use xset +fp 
> /usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/webfonts and restart the app you want to use the 
> fonts in.
> Easiest way to check if the fonts are enabled is to pull up any font selector 
> for an application and checking for "Andale Mono" and "Arial black" in the 
> list.


The postinstall instructions of x11-fonts/webfonts say:

Make sure that the freetype module is loaded.  If it is not, add the following
line to the "Modules" section of xorg.conf or XF86Config:

        Load "freetype"

Add the following line to the "Files" section of xorg.conf or XF86Config:

        FontPath "/usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/webfonts/"

===>   Registering installation for webfonts-0.30_6

but the module "freetype" does not exist:

(II) LoadModule: "freetype"
(WW) Warning, couldn't open module freetype
(II) UnloadModule: "freetype"
(EE) Failed to load module "freetype" (module does not exist, 0)

and there are posts in Google that this is not needed anymore because it
is now parts of libXfont -- what is true? If so someone should fix the
postinstall messages...


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