Re: fontconfig: Branch 'master'

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On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 10:06:29AM +0100, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> Le Mar 18 mars 2014 08:00, Akira TAGOH a écrit :
> > comment on the bug please. they are considering that issue is caused
> > by TeX Gyre Termes. I'd say it's not OURBUG. that said if it takes a
> > long time to get fixed, we need to take an action for a workaround.
> > that is it.
> I strongly advise setting up a deadline for the workaround removal, based
> on past history I'm quite sure that if fontconfig hides the bug no one
> will fix the font (and Tex Gyre is supposed to be the future so letting it
> rot is a very bad idea)
> Especially if the same font works fine in other apps.

There is no font bug here to fix, TeX Gyre Termes is not metric or glyph
name-compatible with Times, so fontconfig should offer it as a weak
Times replacement if such thing is possiple (i.e. in a way that will not
tell poppler to use it if Times is missing), otherwise it should not be
offered as Times replacement at all. The same is true for the rest of
TeX Gyre fonts.

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