[csw-users] Problem with Seamonkey 1.1.6 (at least) fonts

lucian at lastdot.org lucian at lastdot.org
Mon Nov 19 21:44:24 CET 2007

On Mon, 19 Nov 2007 12:13:20 -0800
Rikk Streng <rikk at ecursed.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I am new to Solaris and Unix in general so please forgive me if I
> don't seem clear.
> I am using Solaris 10 x86 08/07.  I got Seamonkey 1.1.6 from
> Blastware, it installed fine and is running reliably.  However, I am
> having one small problem- it's not drawing all of the fonts
> correctly.  There appears to be at least one font set it isn't
> antialiasing so it looks really bad.  Here is a page
> (www.abxzone.com) displaying the problem very clearly:
> http://www.ecursed.com/pictures/solarisfonts.jpg
> On the left is Firefox that comes with Solaris 10.  On the
> right is Seamonkey.  They are both running at the same time, side by
> side. Some other sites I have tried look like this, some will have
> some fonts antialiased and some not.  I am noticing vBulletin forum
> sites have more problems than others, which may be a clue since they
> tend to use a lot of the same fonts.
> I don't have any other CSW apps installed to really test against, but
> I have a feeling one of the various dependencies that handles fonts
> either doesn't come with a suitable font or broke somewhere during
> the install. Anyone else see this or have any idea how to fix it?
> Ideally if I could either fix/install the problem font or point
> Seamonkey to the fonts Solaris uses by default that would be good.
	My solution to a similar problem (but on linux), was to add:
     <patelt name="scalable"><bool>false</bool></patelt>

to ~/.fonts.conf (create the file if it doesnt exist and restart
seamonkey). Hope this helps you.

> Thanks!
> Rikk Streng
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