[Bug 1160935] Webpages that request Helvetica get Nimbus Sans, which has terrible kerning

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Mon Jan 26 09:20:26 UTC 2015


--- Comment #6 from Akira TAGOH <tagoh at redhat.com> ---
Hmm, that's why I don't like maintaining the centralized font aliases in
fontconfig and why we set it up in each fonts packages.
The sort of this issue may depends on what the reporter really want. it could
be a font bug which should be fixed in a font, in this case, urw-fonts. or it
could be a preference issue which can be fixed in installing/uninstalling the
unnecessary font packages with the separate config files. making the order of
the fonts to satisfy all of users' requirements is quite difficult. the default
config in fontconfig is just adding fonts as a last resort. it's not enforcing
anything. if we have a good candidate for those fonts as a package, it should
do that there. otherwise it will just be used. nobody writes a config as a
Helvetica alternative in their own config in this case. that's it.

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