Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 472835
Add VAG Rounded aliases to
Last modified: 2008-12-31 05:05:40 EST
Description of problem:
According to discussions on the Open Font Library List Modata is a derivative of the well-known VAG Rounded font Volkwagen AG put in the public domain when it had no longer use of it
Therefore, the Fedora package shipping Modata should include aliasing rules that tell fontconfig to use Modata when it encounters a document or web page using VAG Rounded or one of its derivatives (it seems VAG rounded was good enough every proprietary foundry jumped on it when it was PDed and created their own version).
Common font names used by VAG derivatives are
"VAG Rounded Std"
This can be done at the time the package is converted to new F11 packaging guidelines if FPC approves
Created attachment 324611 [details]
fontconfig file for modata
Is such a fontconfig file ok for the modata alias? I am not very familiar with fontconfig syntax, so I copy/pasted from the relevant DejaVu fontconfig settings.
As for the new packaging guidelines I will wait for the FPC approval before proceeding.
(In reply to comment #1)
> Is such a fontconfig file ok for the modata alias? I am not very familiar with
> fontconfig syntax, so I copy/pasted from the relevant DejaVu fontconfig
You have simpler and cleaner fontconfig templates in the fontpackages stuff referenced on
Unlike the spec part, they are not F11-oriented and should work as-is with current packaging guidelines (you want to look at the fontconfig template named substitution-font-template.conf)
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Created attachment 324701 [details]
Could you please check the attached fontconfig configuration (this is modata specific).
I can't see how to clean it up further.
Fixing version to align with rawhide again. Sorry for the noise.
Fixed in 0.20050519-9 (rawhide).