--- Comment #77 from Artem S. Tashkinov <aros(a)gmx.com> ---
Here's a new finding:
Nicolas Mailhot wrote ( https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1767499#c7
Tahoma and other parts of Microsoft’s “fonts for the web” are very
early display fonts with lots of technical mistakes.
So, they are challenging to display correctly, because they are,
basically, incorrect (they were built around the bugs of the Windows text engine, and the
screen pixel resolutions, of the time, both of which do not apply on a 2019 Linux system).
The version Microsoft ships in Windows has been fixed a long time ago
(or they may special-case it, I don’t remember).
The version people keep installing on Linux is the same 1990’s
Microsoft dump. Because they do not have access to the fixed font files for legal reasons.
So, bitmaps fonts are no longer supported but it's in theory possible to
convert them to OpenType fonts, OK, I'll live with that.
It turns out older TTF fonts which worked near PERFECTLY in the past are also
At this point I'm confused by the direction Fedora and Pango developers are
Is Linux so special you think you can simply throw away perfectly working
fonts? That doesn't exactly make Linux a great or enticing OS.
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