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Re: arial narrow is broken since Fedora 8



Nicolas Mailhot pisze:
> 
> Le Mar 9 décembre 2008 15:37, Julian Sikorski a écrit :
> 
>> If I remember correctly, a while ago you told me that gtk font
>> selector
>> should be working correctly as well. The thing is that it does show
>> "extraordinary" typefaces for let's say DejaVu LGC Sans, but for Arial
>> the list is pretty much busted - please see the screenshot I attached
>> to
>> the Red Hat bug #466678 (mentioned in the first email). Which software
>> could be responsible for this? I suspected fontconfig.
> 
> The freely accessible arial you find on the web is an old version that
> does not declare the same stuff as modern versions. Microsoft does not
> update it anymore.
> 
> Having a way to tell fontconfig "this is an old font with missing
> modern metadata, here is the info which is missing" so it's treated
> the same way as modern fonts is the object of the freedesktop bug
> you've already commented on.
> 
So I picked the right bug after all :) Anyway, I removed the
msttcorefonts package and tried copying over arial from my windows
install did not help here. Well, I guess you meant that MS does not
update arial at all, not just the freely available version.

Julian


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