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Re: font-schumacher-misc removed from xorg-x11-fonts-misc package? (bug 478489)

Le jeudi 08 janvier 2009 à 10:18 -0700, Stephen Warren a écrit :
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=478489 says that package
> xorg-x11-fonts-misc contains the Schumacher font under F9, but does not
> under F10.

The usual reason for fonts being removed from existing packages like
xorg is licensing audit failure.

> It looks like unison blows up if this font isn't installed.

Which is why unison developpers should use fontconfig (via pango, cairo
or something higher-level) if they need text/font support.

Using the legacy core font system results in applications blowing up
sooner or later.

> Why was the font removed; is there some other replacement that
> applications should use?

You can use 'fixed'. It will probably be the last one to go. However as
long as unison depends on core fonts it may fail every other release.
Core font apps are highly susceptible to any font environment change,
and change happens.

Nicolas Mailhot

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