Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 272521
Handle fonts with many styles gracefully
Last modified: 2013-01-09 23:24:46 EST
Once upon a time fonts could only exist with regular/bold/italic/bold italic
styles. If you wanted more variants you had to declare several fonts with
It was fixed in the font formats a long time ago. But because good FLOSS fonts
were scarce, and good proprietary fonts with more than the 4 legacy variants
were not that frequent either, FLOSS app writers mostly didn't notice it. So the
assumption only the 4 legacy styles exist is embedded in many FLOSS apps.
Fortunately the landscape is changing, rich FLOSS fonts are getting more common
(one such example is dejavu), and more creative users with huge font collections
make Fedora their desktop. Unfortunately this expose bugs in apps not ready to
handle more than 4 styles.
This bug is intended as a tracker for such issues in Fedora
*** Bug 266741 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
There's not much, if any, point in keeping this bug open here. All the
features/bugs should be fixed upstream.
This bug gives a status of the current problem you can't get upstream since you
have many problem upstreams with many different bug trackers
Also sometimes you have pleasant surprises. OO.o upstream fix was done by the
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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