emacs21: some font strings that worked in 21.3 do not work in 21.4

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emacs21: some font strings that worked in 21.3 do not work in 21.4

Bradley M. Kuhn
Package: emacs21
Version: 21.4a-1ubuntu1
Severity: important

I'm running Ubuntu, but I have tried the 21.4a-3 package which is
currently in unstable at time of writing and find the same problem.

I use a X11 font string of:

 "-bitstream-bitstream vera sans mono-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-125-m-0-*-*"

(with the ttf-bitstream-vera package installed, of course)

This works fine with Emacs 21.3, but fails with 21.4.  It gives small
boxes for each letter as if it cannot render the font.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers breezy-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'breezy-updates'), (500, 'breezy-security'), (500, 'breezy')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.12-9-686
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US (charmap=ISO-8859-1)

Versions of packages emacs21 depends on:
ii  emacs21-bin-comm 21.4a-1ubuntu1          The GNU Emacs editor's shared, arc
ii  libc6            2.3.5-1ubuntu12         GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libice6          1:6.3.5-4               X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libjpeg62        6b-10                   The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG
ii  libncurses5      5.4-9ubuntu4            Shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  libpng12-0       1.2.8rel-1ubuntu3       PNG library - runtime
ii  libsm6           1:6.0.4-4               X11 Session Management library
ii  libtiff4         3.7.3-1ubuntu1          Tag Image File Format (TIFF) libra
ii  libungif4g       4.1.3-2ubuntu0.1        shared library for GIF images (run
ii  libx11-6         1:6.2.1+cvs.20050722-8  X11 client-side library
ii  libxext6         1:6.4.3-3               X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxmu6          1:6.2.3-5               X11 miscellaneous utility library
ii  libxpm4          1:3.5.2-5               X11 pixmap library
ii  libxt6           1:0.99.0+cvs.20050803-3 X11 toolkit intrinsics library
ii  xaw3dg           1.5+E-8ubuntu1          Xaw3d widget set
ii  xlibs            6.8.2-77                X Window System client library tra
ii  zlib1g           1:1.2.3-3ubuntu4        compression library - runtime

emacs21 recommends no packages.

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