[Bug 511298] The bold and italic versions of the STIX fonts cannot be found

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Tue Jul 14 19:44:25 UTC 2009

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Nicolas Mailhot <nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|NEW                         |CLOSED
         Resolution|                            |NOTABUG

--- Comment #3 from Nicolas Mailhot <nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net>  2009-07-14 15:44:24 EDT ---
(In reply to comment #2)

> I notice that the conf file (stix-fonts-fontconfig.conf) doesn't mention
> STIXGeneral-Bold, only STIXGeneral.  

This name is not exported by Stix files on *nix fontconfig systems. You could
argue fontconfig should recognize it as it's one of the legacy names in the
font metadata, but at the same time if fontconfig exported all the layers of
font legacy metadata junk instead of just the most modern metadata apps would
have a difficult time coping.

The CSS is wrong if it references a legacy name, I don't think any modern OS
will display STIXGeneral-Bold for the Bold version of STIXGeneral

> I suspect that omission is causing the problem.
> Who created the conf files that are part stix-fonts srpm?  

You suspect wrong, our fontconfig files can help fontconfig find a font it
wouldn't have otherwise but never to remove access to a font which is
referenced directly

Anyway, not a bug in the font package. All the data is there. Feel free to bug
the fontconfig or firefox maintainers if you want legacy naming access enabled

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