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FS#64069 - [ttf-liberation] Liberation fonts instead of the Microsoft truetype fonts

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by Aleeex87 (aleeex87) - Wednesday, 09 October 2019, 11:21 GMT
Last edited by Antonio Rojas (arojas) - Thursday, 10 October 2019, 11:49 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages
Status Assigned
Assigned To Lukas Fleischer (lfleischer)
Daniel M. Capella (polyzen)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No



Microsoft TrueType fonts are not replaced with Liberation fonts.

Gentoo provides a config file which replaces 'Arial', 'Courier', 'Times New Roman' with the corresponding fonts from Liberation:

I thing it would be useful to provide the config file along with the package.

Best regards
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Comment by Antonio Rojas (arojas) - Wednesday, 09 October 2019, 11:28 GMT
This is already provided by 30-metric-aliases.conf
Comment by Aleeex87 (aleeex87) - Wednesday, 09 October 2019, 11:44 GMT
I see know. But something is not OK with 30-metric-aliases.conf, if I use `Courier New` it replaces it, but using `Courier` I get:

fontconfig: Didn't find expected font family. Perhaps URW Type 1 fonts need installing? when opening font Courier, trying default

Comment by Daniel M. Capella (polyzen) - Sunday, 15 December 2019, 01:36 GMT
Are you still having this issue? If so, do you have an user-specific configs in `~/.config/fontconfig`?