[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#788791: fonts-cantarell: visual glitches in GNOME Shell until Shell is restarted
jbicha at debian.org
Wed Sep 12 00:31:12 BST 2018
Control: tags -1 -moreinfo -unreproducible
Control: forwarded -1 https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/cantarell-fonts/issues/2
Control: retitle -1 fonts-cantarell: visual glitches in GNOME Shell until Shell is restarted
This is a known issue. You need to restart your computer after
A Cantarell developer said this recently:
"The reason is that afaik FreeType's or FontConfig's glyph cache
gets messed up when you replace the actual font file while it is
in use by an application. It can also cause crashes (see e.g.
By the way, this is a major reason why GNOME Software only offers
offline upgrades. It allows you to avoid issues like this.
There's nothing really that we can fix here in fonts-cantarell
but I think it doesn't hurt to keep this bug open so that others
will see this bug easier.
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