Bug 239834 - Impossible to use some DejaVu font styles
Summary: Impossible to use some DejaVu font styles
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dejavu-lgc-fonts
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Behdad Esfahbod
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-05-11 17:03 UTC by Stefan Orbilt
Modified: 2009-01-09 04:36 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 04:36:43 UTC
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Description Stefan Orbilt 2007-05-11 17:03:17 UTC
Description of problem:

First of all, isn´t DejaVu supposed to be the standard font since Fedora Core 6?
Because when I installed Fefora 7 Test 4 it wasn´t. Unfortunately some of the
font styles of DejaVu Sans and DejaVu Serif are impossible to use in Gnome Font

Condensed Bold Oblique
Condensed Oblique
Condensed Bold
ExtraLight (DejaVu Sans)
Bold Oblique

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

Tried it on one machine.

Steps to Reproduce:

1. Go to System > Preferences > Look and Feel > "Font" in Gnome.
2. Try to change the font to one of those listed above.

Actual results:

DejaVu Sans Condensed is selected instead.

Expected results:

The DejaVu font style you selected should be activated.

Additional info:


Comment 1 Stefan Orbilt 2007-05-11 17:14:49 UTC
Ooh ok. It seems "dejavu-fonts" wasn´t installed by default, only
"dejavu-lgc-fonts". I installed dejavu-fonts and now all the fonts work. So the
bugs is just that the list shows fonts that aren´t installed. And also DejaVu
wasn´t set up as default for me.

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 00:39:08 UTC
Based on the date this bug was created, it appears to have been reported
against rawhide during the development of a Fedora release that is no
longer maintained. In order to refocus our efforts as a project we are
flagging all of the open bugs for releases which are no longer
maintained. If this bug remains in NEEDINFO thirty (30) days from now,
we will automatically close it.

If you can reproduce this bug in a maintained Fedora version (7, 8, or
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Comment 3 Stefan Orbilt 2008-04-04 07:52:37 UTC
In order to see if this bug is still reproducible I would have to make a clean
install of Fedora 8 or Fedora 9 beta. I don´t have any plans to do that within
30 days so anyone is welcome to help out and see if they can reproduce this or not.

Comment 4 Matthias Clasen 2008-04-05 16:01:38 UTC
dejavu-lgc-fonts is dead in rawhide. Moving this bug to F8

Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 07:15:18 UTC
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Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 04:36:43 UTC
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

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