[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#753401: fonts-dejavu-core: 57-dejavu-sans overrides sans-serif settings in 60-latin.conf

Jan Niklas Hasse jhasse at gmail.com
Tue Jul 1 14:19:45 UTC 2014

Package: fonts-dejavu-core
Version: 2.34-1ubuntu1
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

first of all I'm new to reporting bugs in Debian, so I'm sorry if this is the
wrong place to report this of if this isn't even a bug.

In 57-dejavu-sans.conf DejaVu Sans is set as the default sans-serif font which
is redundant IMHO. 60-latin.conf already has a list of fonts to use and the
dejavu settings overrides the settings there. This was very confusing for me as
I didn't unterstand why the chang in 60-latin.conf didn't have any effect.
Here are the lines which I think should be removed in 57-dejavu-sans.conf:

  <!-- Generic name assignment -->
    <family>DejaVu Sans</family>
  <!-- Generic name aliasing -->
      <family>DejaVu Sans</family>

I'm sorry if there's a reason for them being in that file which I don't know

-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers trusty-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'trusty-updates'), (500, 'trusty-security'), (500, 'trusty')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.13.0-24-generic (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

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