[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#760826: Bug#760826: fonts-georgewilliams: The default system Monospace font is replaced by fonts-georgewilliams package

Francesca Ciceri madamezou at zouish.org
Wed Sep 10 14:09:45 UTC 2014

[upstream cc-ed]

Hi Frederic, 

thanks for taking the time to report this bug.

I totally missed it when creating the package :/.

On Mon, Sep 08, 2014 at 11:00:13AM +0200, Frederic MASSOT wrote:
> Package: fonts-georgewilliams
> Version: 20031023-1
> Severity: normal
> Dear Maintainer,
> After the update of ttf-georgewilliams package from 1.0-5 to 20031023-1, the new packet fonts-georgewilliams is installed.
> This package contains a font called Monospace that replaces the default Monospace system font. 
> /usr/share/fonts/truetype/fonts-georgewilliams/Monospace.ttf
> This Monospace is used in consoles or Icedove when no font is specified. 
> After removing the package fonts-georgewilliams the font console is back to normal.
> You should not use the name Monospace for your font, because it replaces the system font. 

Ideally, this should be better fixed by upstream (and this is why I'm
cc-ing George Williams here). 

@George: any chance to have the FontName, FullName and FamilyName of the
Monospace font [1] changed to something less confusing for system
settings? Like, maybe "GWMono"?


[1] http://fontforge.org/sfds/index.html

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