Re: fontconfig: Branch 'fc-2_4-keithp' - 6 commits

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Le vendredi 15 septembre 2006 à 10:53 +0200, Nicolas Mailhot a écrit :
> Le Ven 15 septembre 2006 10:13, Frederic Crozat a écrit :
> >>     Prefer Bitstream Vera to DejaVu families.
> > This change is causing bad rendering (missing glyphs) for people using
> > KDE / QT with czech (as reported on
> > ).
> Given :
> 1. that the DejaVu founder (Štěpán Roh) *is* Czech
> 2. some major DejaVu contributors use KDE
> 3. none of the other distros which use DejaVu (in full of LGC form) report
> this problem (and it is taking a beating in FC6 tests at least)
> ... I seriously doubt the bug is in DejaVu (but probably in mandriva's
> KDE/QT stack)

And I never said it was.

I say the change to favorize Bitstream Vera instead of DejaVu caused the
bug for people using QT/KDE. And this change is only in fontconfig 2.4.0
which has been integrated in very few distributions at the moment.

> The lack of any thorough investigation in the mandriva bug is
> disappointing to say the least. If you actually believe the problem is in
> the font you could at least contact the dejaVu team (next release is in
> two days)

And our final distribution release is now. Which is why I didn't have
time to investigate further (moreover with so vague bug report as I got
and nobody able to give a testcase) and I switched back to DejaVu by
default. Moreover, KDE/QT has always been very "special" regarding
fontconfig font alias.

My mail is to inform Keith Packard and other fontconfig developers about
this issue, introduced by fontconfig 2.4.0, not to do any polemic about

Frederic Crozat <fcrozat@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

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