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Re: [XaraXtreme-dev] Substituted fonts and Bug 1057
- From: Alex Bligh <alex@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 19:33:31 +0100
- Subject: Re: [XaraXtreme-dev] Substituted fonts and Bug 1057
Yes, (presuming you mean "fc-match Arial"). Just Nimbus or Nimbus
amb@polonius:~/camelot/XaraLX$ fc-match Arial
n019003l.pfb: "Nimbus Sans L" "Regular"
I know there have been complaints that it doesn't map to Vera.
> 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.
That would appear to be a distro bug - mapping fonts to things
that aren't there makes no sense.
> 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
Sure - but we should not expect users to have to do this.