[Pkg-fonts-devel] RFS: fonts-firacode/1.200-1 [ITP]

Fabian Greffrath fabian at debian.org
Mon Aug 29 19:15:13 UTC 2016

Am Montag, den 29.08.2016, 15:18 +0200 schrieb Fabian Greffrath:
> > > Hm, I remember I once tried the font for fun in gedit and it worked as
> intended. Not sure why vte isn't able to properly render what
> > gedit/gtksourceview apparently can do?

Answer to myself: Maybe this is because vte is a terminal emulator
(library) and strictly expects a monospaced font for its text
rendering, which usually do not contain ligatures (more or less even by
definition, that is).

> Did you test explicitly that _ligatures_ worked when you tested?

Yes, they do. Please see the attached screenshot. This has been taken
with the font version 1.200 in OTF format as downloaded from the github
page and gedit 3.20.2-2.

@Rodolphe: Could you please file an upstream bug against the vte
package over at bugs.gnome.org and request them to add ligatures
support, e.g. like the ones provided by Firacode?

 - Fabian

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