Re: fontconfig: Branch 'master'

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In that sense, you're right. but the complaint isn't about the
incompatibiilty of the metric. that could say it is a kind of feature
request but Tex Gyre Termes doesn't support fi ligature. that should
be a font issue and happens regardless of offering from fontconfig

On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 6:22 PM, Khaled Hosny <khaledhosny@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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.
> Regards,
> Khaled

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