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

Fabian Greffrath fabian at greffrath.com
Tue Sep 25 07:28:08 UTC 2012

Am 25.09.2012 09:14, schrieb Norbert Preining:
> The alias .conf I am currently not automatically activating, though. Comments??

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. ;)

  - Fabian

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