bitstream-vera font no longer working after upgrade to XFree86 4.4 or Xorg
Posted on 2004-10-15
A while back, I was running FreeBSD 5.0 and XFree86 4.3. I found the bitstream-vera font set and loved it. Then I upgraded to XFree86 4.4 and all of a sudden the font that I'd become accustomed to stopped working and I started to see this in my logs:
FreeType: couldn't find encoding 'ascii-0' for '/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/bitstream-vera/VeraMoBd.ttf'
Last week, I wiped my system and reinstalled 5.2.1 and Xorg xwindowing system. Same damn thing in my logs!
When I try xfontsel, I see the vera fonts listed, but, when I try to preview them, nothing happens and I get another line of the error metnioned above in my logs. I've verified that the FreeType module is loaded in my X config file for the system and all the other fonts seem to work. I've attempted to use ttmkfontdir several times to 'fix it' as other suggestions on the net seem to hint at. All to no avail :(
Has anyone else had this problem and over come it?