mkfontscale does not handle filenames containing spaces
Submitted by Mike Harris
Assigned to Xorg Project Team
mkfontscale, mkfontdir, and the entire rest of X does not allow files with spaces in the names. Wether this is intentional, or a documented part of the standard, or if it is just a long standing bug or misfeature however, I'm not quite sure.
My guess is it is a long time bug nobody has cared to fix throughout the X sources, but I've never bothered to ask anyone who knows for sure, and I haven't cared enough to bother looking at the relevant code to try and determine it on my own.
Problem is described in more detail in XFree86 bugzilla at:
XFree86.org has closed the issue as WONTFIX, however, while fixing this is definitely not of major high priority, it is worthwhile to have it tracked in bugzilla until someone does actually fix it, rather than just pretending the problem does not exist.
As such, I'm assigning this to myself for the time being, but with no intent on investigating it right away, but I will at some point in time. In the mean time, if someone else feels like fixing it, feel free.
Just don't close it WONTFIX to ignore the issue please. This is a personal tracker item.