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RE: [XaraXtreme-dev] Substituted fonts and Bug 1057

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          Alex Bligh <alex@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> --On 23 May 2006 14:14 +0200 Martin Wuerthner <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> In case the default system substitution is not a Helvetica-like font
>> (and unfortunately, on something as common as a vanilla SUSE setup, it
>> is not),
> It's nimbus in Ubuntu (technically I suppose it's whatever "ft-match Arial"
> returns)

Yes, (presuming you mean "fc-match Arial"). Just Nimbus or Nimbus 
Sans? On SUSE you get SUSE-Sans because the default fontconfig script 
maps Arial to an AMT font that is not installed, which means that 
Arial is mapped to the global default, which is SUSE Sans. SUSE Sans 
is not a Helvetica lookalike though. Nimbus Sans is a much better 

Font mapping can be improved significantly by creating a local 
fontconfig file that contains the required mappings. It might make 
sense to tell our users how to do that. For instance, my local file 
~/.fonts.conf reads:

<?xml version="1.0"?><!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">
      <family>Times New Roman</family>
      <accept><family>Nimbus Roman No9 L</family></accept>
      <accept><family>Nimbus Sans L</family></accept>
      <family>Courier New</family>
      <accept><family>Nimbus Mono L</family></accept>
      <family>ZapfChan Md BT</family>
      <accept><family>URW Chancery L</family></accept>
      <family>ZapfDingbats BT</family>
      <family>AvantGarde Bk BT</family>
      <accept><family>URW Gothic L</family></accept>

This presumes that the global system file /etc/fonts/fonts.conf reads 
the user's local file, which is probably pretty standard.