[Bug 1164177] fontconfig does not properly match Helvetica

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Wed Nov 19 02:52:44 UTC 2014


--- Comment #5 from Akira TAGOH <tagoh at redhat.com> ---
(In reply to Matt Hirsch from comment #3)
> The bug I linked from launchpad would seem to indicate that Ubuntu is
> patching fontconfig to solve this problem.

There was no patches related to this issue in Ubuntu's. so what I can suggest
to avoid this situation is, a) as I said the above comment, you could modify
the cache with the fontconfig rule at comment#2. you don't even need to modify
a font itself by the editor. b) add more pattern to narrow down the result.

> Further, I have no alias on my system mapping Helvetica-Narrow to Helvetica,
> as you said. It would seem fc-match is getting that from the "Preferred
> Family" field.

Yes, indeed fontconfig does. so the result against querying a font with that
pattern is correct as long as a font has "Helvetica" as the family name.

As a result, I'm afraid I'd say it isn't a bug then.

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