[Bug 466678] New: Arial Narrow font is inaccessible to applications

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Summary: Arial Narrow font is inaccessible to applications

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=466678

           Summary: Arial Narrow font is inaccessible to applications
           Product: Fedora
           Version: 9
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: medium
          Priority: medium
         Component: fontconfig
        AssignedTo: besfahbo at redhat.com
        ReportedBy: belegdol at gmail.com
         QAContact: extras-qa at fedoraproject.org
                CC: besfahbo at redhat.com, fedora-fonts-bugs-list at redhat.com
    Classification: Fedora


Created an attachment (id=320146)
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Confused gtk2 font selector

Description of problem:
Going through various bug reports, mailing list posts and so on I came to the
conclusion that applications are being currently fixed in order to support
extended fonts attibutes, and that gtk2 font selector is the one that should
work properly. Granted, it works for say DejaVu LGC condensed, but does not for
Arial Narrow (the condensed glyphs are to be found in separate files, copied
over from XP install into .fonts). fc-list outputs the following:

[jsikorski at snowball ~]$ fc-list | grep Arial
Arial
Black:style=Normalny,Normal,obyčejné,Standard,Κανονικά,Regular,Normaali,Normál,Normale,Standaard,Обычный,Normálne,Navadno,Arrunta
Arial,Arial
Narrow:style=Normalny,Narrow,Normal,obyčejné,Standard,Κανονικά,Regular,Normaali,Normál,Normale,Standaard,Обычный,Normálne,Navadno,Arrunta
Arial:style=Pogrubiona kursywa,Negreta cursiva,tučné kurzíva,fed kursiv,Fett
Kursiv,Έντονα Πλάγια,Bold Italic,Negrita Cursiva,Lihavoitu Kursivoi,Gras
Italique,Félkövér dőlt,Grassetto Corsivo,Vet Cursief,Halvfet Kursiv,Negrito
Itálico,Полужирный Курсив,Tučná kurzíva,Fet Kursiv,Kalın İtalik,Krepko
poševno,nghiêng đậm,Lodi etzana
Arial,Arial Narrow:style=Pogrubiona kursywa,Narrow,Negreta cursiva,tučné
kurzíva,fed kursiv,Fett Kursiv,Έντονα Πλάγια,Bold Italic,Negrita
Cursiva,Lihavoitu Kursivoi,Gras Italique,Félkövér dőlt,Grassetto Corsivo,Vet
Cursief,Halvfet Kursiv,Negrito Itálico,Полужирный Курсив,Tučná kurzíva,Fet
Kursiv,Kalın İtalik,Krepko poševno,Lodi etzana
Arial:style=Kursywa,Cursiva,kurzíva,kursiv,Πλάγια,Italic,Kursivoitu,Italique,Dőlt,Corsivo,Cursief,Itálico,Курсив,İtalik,Poševno,nghiêng,Etzana
Arial:style=Normalny,Normal,obyčejné,Standard,Κανονικά,Regular,Normaali,Normál,Normale,Standaard,Обычный,Normálne,Navadno,thường,Arrunta
Arial,Arial
Narrow:style=Pogrubiony,Narrow,Negreta,tučné,fed,Fett,Έντονα,Bold,Negrita,Lihavoitu,Gras,Félkövér,Grassetto,Vet,Halvfet,Negrito,Полужирный,Fet,Kalın,Krepko,Lodia
Arial:style=Pogrubiony,Negreta,tučné,fed,Fett,Έντονα,Bold,Negrita,Lihavoitu,Gras,Félkövér,Grassetto,Vet,Halvfet,Negrito,Полужирный,Fet,Kalın,Krepko,đậm,Lodia
Arial,Arial
Narrow:style=Kursywa,Narrow,Cursiva,kurzíva,kursiv,Πλάγια,Italic,Kursivoitu,Italique,Dőlt,Corsivo,Cursief,Itálico,Курсив,İtalik,Poševno,Etzana
[jsikorski at snowball ~]$

Gtk2 font selector gets confused and shows each of the 4 basic styles twice
(see attachment), with no visible difference whatsoever. The only application I
have found to be able to distinguish between the Narrow and normal styles is
the KDE's system settings > installed fonts thingy (also see attachment)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
fontconfig-2.5.0-2.fc9.x86_64

How reproducible:
always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install microsoft core fonts using an rpm package
2. copy over arian{n,ni,nb,nbi}.ttf from a windows installation
3. run fc-cache
4. attempt to select one of the narrow glyphs in the font selector

Actual results:
Narrow glyphs are unavailable

Expected results:
Able to select narrow glyphs

Additional info:
Feel free to reassing this bug, I wasn't sure what to assign it to

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