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FS#70951 - perl-tk 804.036-2 breaks font selection

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Steven Winikoff (smw) - Wednesday, 19 May 2021, 22:20 GMT
Last edited by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Friday, 21 May 2021, 07:20 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Assigned
Assigned To Felix Yan (felixonmars)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No


Description: Perl/Tk scripts running with perl-tk-804.036-2 are unable to select font faces. The same script works fine with 804.036-1

Additional info:
* package version(s) perl-tk-804.036-2

Steps to reproduce:

Run any Perl/Tk script which tries to select a font face. The selected face should be displayed, but isn't, as in the two attached screen captures from this sample script:


use Tk;

my $mw = MainWindow->new(-title => 'Font Example');
my $font1 = 'Mono 12';
my $font2 = '{Monotype Sorts} 12';
my $text = 'ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789';
my $t1 = $mw->Message(-text=>$text , -font=>$font1, -width=>800); $t1->pack();
my $t2 = $mw->Message(-text=>$text , -font=>$font2, -width=>800); $t2->pack();

This task depends upon

Comment by Paul Clark (pdc) - Saturday, 14 August 2021, 14:31 GMT
The current vresion of perl-tk uses libx11, which can only display bitmap fonts. perl-tk-xft in the AUR ( uses libxft, which can display TrueType fonts.