Bug#895662: libfontconfig1: does not distinguish between bold and non-bold

Sven Joachim svenjoac at gmx.de
Sat Apr 14 09:25:06 BST 2018

Package: libfontconfig1
Version: 2.13.0-4
Severity: normal

After upgrading the fontconfig packages from 2.12.6-0.1, my window
manager (icewm) does no longer show window titles and menus in bold,
despite being configured to do so.

This is the font which I have specified for window titles:

| $ fc-match "DejaVu Sans:size=10:bold"
| DejaVuSans.ttf: "DejaVu Sans" "Book"

In 2.12.6, fc-match's output is different:

| $ fc-match "DejaVu Sans:size=10:bold"
| DejaVuSans-Bold.ttf: "DejaVu Sans" "Bold"

Very likely this is the same problem as
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=105415, although they had
the opposite problem there, getting a bold font unexpectedly.  I will
cherry-pick the upstream fixes for that bug and rebuild fontconfig to
see if they help.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: buster/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (101, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: amd64

Kernel: Linux 4.16.2-nouveau (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages libfontconfig1 depends on:
ii  fontconfig-config  2.13.0-4
ii  libc6              2.27-3
ii  libexpat1          2.2.5-3
ii  libfreetype6       2.8.1-2
ii  libuuid1           2.31.1-0.5

libfontconfig1 recommends no packages.

libfontconfig1 suggests no packages.

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