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FS#67077 - [ttf-bitstream-vera] No longer considered a good font by fontconfig

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Tim Hatch (timhatch) - Monday, 22 June 2020, 15:41 GMT
Last edited by freswa (frederik) - Monday, 22 June 2020, 21:17 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Assigned
Assigned To Lukas Fleischer (lfleischer)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No



There's a new arch package of fontconfig (fontconfig-2:2.13.91+48+gfcb0420-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst) that includes the change at

On my minimal system that only has minimal fonts including ttf-bitstream-vera (fc-list output attached), this means the ui no longer renders with proportional fonts. Looking at what's on the system, mplayer->ttf-font and I must have chosen ttf-bitstream-vera to provide it.

If fontconfig isn't going to allow it for rendering, I would suggest we no longer consider ttf-bitstream-vera to provide ttf-font. That would fix new installs, but I don't know if it will re-present the choice during upgrade if it's unsatisfied.

Downgrading fontconfig to fontconfig-2:2.13.91+24+g75eadca-2 or installing ttf-dejavu correctly renders the ui once again.

   fc-list (64.8 KiB)
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