Description of problem:
Using the inconsolata font in xterm no longer shows bold text as bold. Text is displayed as normal.
Not seeing the problem using LiberationMono or DejaVuSansMono, therefore I assume the problem is related to the font.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. dnf install levien-inconsolata-fonts.noarch
2. echo "xterm*faceName: Inconsolata:size=10" > ~/.Xresources
3. xrdb load ~/.Xresources
4. run the following in newly started xterm: echo -e "\e[1mbold\e[0m"
bold text is displayed as "normal"
bold text is displayed as "bold"
Still worked in F27.
Ccing Miroslav in case something in xterm changed.
It might be an xterm issue. Could you please try it with xterm-330 and xterm-333?
compiled both xterm-330 and xterm-333 from upstream source. Exactly the same behaviour, bold text is not bold.
I tried downgrading different packages and it seems to be caused by a change in fontconfig. With fontconfig-2.12.6-4.fc28 it still works, but with fontconfig-2.12.93-1.fc28 it does not.
apparently https://cgit.freedesktop.org/fontconfig/commit/?id=9efe0689ae130eda75a66ecd853cbe63712378a3 affects to this behavior. need to revisit this to get the right behavior.
fontconfig-2.13.0-4.fc28 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 28. https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2018-4f606efb2e
fontconfig-2.13.0-4.fc28 has been pushed to the Fedora 28 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
See https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Updates_Testing for
instructions on how to install test updates.
You can provide feedback for this update here: https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2018-4f606efb2e
fontconfig-2.13.0-4.fc28 has been pushed to the Fedora 28 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.