[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#686098: Fonts from package misbehave in exported PDF

Fabian Greffrath fabian at greffrath.com
Thu Oct 4 08:39:52 UTC 2012

Am 25.09.2012 09:28, schrieb Fabian Greffrath:
> Well, fair enough. The 35 Postscript core fonts are generally expected
> in Type 1 format and the alias.conf file will map them to the Tex-Gyre
> fonts in Opentype format. However, I think for fontconfig-using
> applications this shouldn't be a big deal and things definitely look
> better in some situations (e.g. web pages requesting to get rendered
> in Helvetica look awefull when the browser falls back to the Type 1
> Nimbus Sans L). So, I think it's a conservative but reasonable choice
> - whereas enabling the alias.conf would be reasonable as well. ;)

Erm, please install the fontconfig file. We need a better looking 
alternative for the 35 Postscript core fonts than the Type 1 files 
provided by gsfonts.

  - Fabian

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