So, if I backtrack to 7.3.x, I should be fine?

On Mon, 9 Feb 2009, Thomas Dickey wrote:

On Mon, Feb 09, 2009 at 07:28:58PM -0400, Marc G. Fournier wrote:

Have searched Google, but haven't been able to find anything that either
worked, or was relevant ... I just cleaned out and reinstalled all of my
ports ... when I load up an xterm (the one I'm working in right now), all
the text in it is fine and readable ... but, the top of the xterm, where
it has the 'xterm icon' and some writing to the right of it, the writing
is unreadable ...

Basically, the xorg hackers decided to improve your user experience by
lobotomizing the fonts - I modified xterm to recover from that by falling
back to "fixed" (I'm unsure why they left that intact).

However, window titles are owned by your window manager.

If I load up firefox3, the web pages are viewable and readable, but stuff
like the location bar are unreadable (I have to hope I type without making
a mistake) ...

I'm not sure what to look at ... have checked the output from starting X,
and not seeing anything font related ...

Best advice is to locate the "misc" fonts (or whatever it's called in
FreeBSD) and install those.  That'll work until the next improvement to
the X server's font handling.

Thomas E. Dickey

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