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

On Tue, 23 May 2006 19:33:31 +0100, Alex Bligh wrote:
> amb@polonius:~/camelot/XaraLX$ fc-match Arial
> n019003l.pfb: "Nimbus Sans L" "Regular"
> Sure - but we should not expect users to have to do this.

I think you've got the issue well-established now. But, to make it
completely concrete: The easy, standard way to make this work on
fontconfig-based systems is to use a actual standard name for the
default font.

Charles has been arguing "Arial" based on a de facto Windows standard.

Meanwhile, fontconfig-based systems would suggest one use an actual
standard such as CSS2:


This defines five "generic font families" that are defined to exist in
all CSS implementations:


Stick to those and if you hit any operating system that doesn't map
any of those to an actual, existing font, then you've found a definite
bug in that OS.


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