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Re: arial narrow is broken since Fedora 8



I think that the issue here is that legacy font families are not ready
to be merged yet. Nicolas wrote:
Unfortunately there are still many historic fonts in the wild
distributed in several sets of four faces (gs fonts, arial narrow, arial
bold, etc). Those fonts *currently appear under different family names*
in fontconfig-using apps. This is perturbing to users, since the same
faces of historic and modern fonts are not handled the same way.
Microsoft did some sort of magic in uniscribe to hide this distinction
(irrelevant to users).
This bug was opened in November 2008, yet the erroneous merging of Arial
and Arial Narrow is in place since Fedora 8 was released. I have to
agree with Kevin here, that while the legacy fonts should be merged with
some help of additional quirks, it would be nicer if they just were
exposed as separate families until the merged variant works properly
(correct me if I'm wrong, but judging from the bug report they are not
expected to be merged yet).

Julian

P.S.
For reference, here is the bugzilla entry:
http://bugzilla.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=18725


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