[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#820825: fonts-freefont-ttf: Monospaced face doesn't set correct PANOSE value

Shaun Walbridge shaun.walbridge at gmail.com
Tue Apr 12 20:50:50 UTC 2016

Package: fonts-freefont-ttf
Version: 20120503-4
Severity: normal


Currently, the monospaced variant of the font (FreeMono.ttf) doesn't
correctly set the PANOSE proportion value (bProportion) for the font.
The version directly provided by the FreeFont project contains the
correct PANOSE proportion value.

The proportion value for the font should be 9, which marks the font as
monospaced. Lacking this value and relying exlcusively on advance width
leaves some environments unable to properly use the font.

To set this value, see for example this post:

-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers trusty-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'trusty-updates'), (500, 'trusty-security'), (500,
'trusty'), (100, 'trusty-backports')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.13.0-85-generic (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

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