[Bug 706559] New: Font variants not used correctly

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Summary: Font variants not used correctly


           Summary: Font variants not used correctly
           Product: Fedora
           Version: 15
          Platform: Unspecified
        OS/Version: Unspecified
            Status: NEW
          Severity: unspecified
          Priority: unspecified
         Component: fontconfig
        AssignedTo: behdad at fedoraproject.org
        ReportedBy: dwmw2 at infradead.org
         QAContact: extras-qa at fedoraproject.org
                CC: behdad at fedoraproject.org, pnemade at redhat.com,
                    fonts-bugs at lists.fedoraproject.org
    Classification: Fedora
      Story Points: ---

I have installed some company-provided fonts for use in presentations etc.:

 $ ls /usr/share/fonts/neo-sans-intel/
NeoSansIntel-Italic.ttf       NeoSansIntel-MediumItalic.ttf
NeoSansIntel-LightItalic.ttf  NeoSansIntel-Medium.ttf
NeoSansIntel-Light.ttf        NeoSansIntel.ttf

In LibreOffice I have a choice of three separate fonts: Neo Sans Intel, Neo
Sans Intel Medium, and Neo Sans Intel Light.

For each of those three, the italic version of the font (from the separate TTF
file) is used. I can tell by the tail on the 'f' character. For bold text,
however, an 'emboldening' algorithm seems to be used instead of using the
appropriate separate font file.

In GNOME font selection dialogs, I see just one 'Neo Sans Intel' family, with a
choice of 8 styles. I'll ignore the italic versions since those do actually
seem to work as expected, so there are four weights listed:
 - Light (== Neo Sans Intel Light) 
 - Regular (== Neo Sans Intel Medium)
 - Medium (== Neo Sans Intel Medium)
 - Bold (== Neo Sans Intel Medium + emboldening algorithm?)

I *don't* seem to have an option in GNOME which will just use the straight 'Neo
Sans Intel' font.

So both seem to be getting it wrong, in different ways. Or perhaps there's
something wrong with the fonts themselves?

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