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Date:      Sun, 7 Jan 2018 16:58:32 +0100
From:      Christian Weisgerber <naddy@mips.inka.de>
To:        Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Poor default fonts in Firefox
Message-ID:  <20180107155832.GA84935@lorvorc.mips.inka.de>
In-Reply-To: <20171227174525.cc1e9047.freebsd@edvax.de>
References:  <slrnp47hdu.189a.naddy@lorvorc.mips.inka.de> <20171227174525.cc1e9047.freebsd@edvax.de>

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Polytropon:

> > You install a new FreeBSD machine with a graphics display, install
> > the xorg and firefox ports on it, all default options, start browsing
> > the web... and you see that some sites (e.g. http://www.bbc.com/news)
> > are presented with pixelated fonts like something out of the 1990s.
> > 
> > What do you do?
> 
> You install the recommended font packages. :-)

Well, there is no such recommendation.

> > My personal solution for the last few years has been to pinch
> > OpenBSD's etc/fonts/conf.avail/31-nonmst.conf file...
> 
> This isn't needed as soon as the webfonts package has
> been installed. And even the DejaVu fonts need to be
> installed manually, if I remember correctly.

No, Deja Vu is a standard dependency:
  x11/xorg
  -> x11-fonts/xorg-fonts
     -> x11-fonts/x11-fonts/xorg-fonts-truetype
        -> x11-fonts/dejavu

Installing webfonts does NOT fix the problem.  fc-match shows that
popular font names like "Helvetica" and "Times" are still mapped
to the same bitmap fonts as before and that's what you still get
in Firefox.

-- 
Christian "naddy" Weisgerber                          naddy@mips.inka.de



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