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-libXfont provides the core of the legacy X11 font system, handling the
-index files (fonts.dir, fonts.alias, fonts.scale), the various font file
-formats, and rasterizing them. It is used by the X servers, the
-X Font Server (xfs), and some font utilities (bdftopcf for instance),
-but should not be used by normal X11 clients. X11 clients access fonts
-via either the new API's in libXft, or the legacy API's in libX11.
+libXfont provides the core of the legacy X11 font system, handling the index
+files (fonts.dir, fonts.alias, fonts.scale), the various font file formats,
+and rasterizing them. It is used by the X servers, and will eventually be
+used by the X Font Server (xfs), but should not be used by normal X11 clients.
+X11 clients access fonts via either the new APIs in libXft, or the legacy
+APIs in libX11.
+This version of libXfont is not compatible with xfs, or with the legacy
+bdftopcf utility; these packages require libXfont 1.5, not libXfont 2.0
+or later. The two versions can be installed in parallel, and eventually
+the need for 1.5 will go away. We apologize for the inconvenience.
libXfont supports a number of compression and font formats, and the
configure script takes various options to enable or disable them: