FS#73916 - fontconfig upgrade 2.13.94-1 -> 2.13.96-1) breaks xterm font selection

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Evgeniy (evgeniy) - Monday, 21 February 2022, 21:46 GMT
Last edited by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Thursday, 03 March 2022, 16:08 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Andreas Radke (AndyRTR)
Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No



I use such config for xterm:
❯ cat ~/.Xresources | grep -i xterm
XTerm*locale: true
XTerm*metaSendsEscape: true
XTerm*rightScrollBar: true
*XTerm*VT100*faceName: -microsoft-consolas-bold-r-normal-*-17-120-100-100-m-0-koi8-ru
*XTerm*faceSize: 12
*XTerm*VT100*translations: #override \n\
XTerm*pointerShape: xterm
XTerm*saveLines: 1000

After update of fontconfig:
> upgraded fontconfig (2:2.13.94-1 -> 2:2.13.96-1),
xterm can not use consolas font (some unicode characters replaced by empty space).
After downgrade:
> sudo pacman -U fontconfig-2\:2.13.94-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst

All works again just fine.

xfontsel/xlsfonts show the selected fontconfig in both cases.
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Closed by  Andreas Radke (AndyRTR)
Thursday, 03 March 2022, 16:08 GMT
Reason for closing:  Not a bug
Additional comments about closing:  see upstream comment
Comment by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Tuesday, 22 February 2022, 06:19 GMT Comment by Evgeniy (evgeniy) - Tuesday, 22 February 2022, 17:13 GMT