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FS#63831 - gnu-free-fonts causes fop to use wrong fonts; latest ttf-freefont works correctly

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Justus Piater (piater) - Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 20:51 GMT
Last edited by Antonio Rojas (arojas) - Sunday, 09 February 2020, 17:20 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


With gnu-free-fonts installed (20120503-6 or -7), fop uses wrong fonts, at least if the FreeSerif family is specified: bold font weight is ignored; oblique is used instead of normal sans-serif, italic instead of serif, and probably more. All of this works correctly if the latest ttf-freefont package is installed instead. I can create a MWE if it helps, but testing in my actual setup is probably easier for both parties.
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Closed by  Antonio Rojas (arojas)
Sunday, 09 February 2020, 17:20 GMT
Reason for closing:  Not a bug
Comment by Justus Piater (piater) - Sunday, 09 February 2020, 11:40 GMT
This appears to be a bug in fop [1]. FWIF, if registering the OTF fonts of this package explicitly with fop [2], the result is correct.