Bug#439710: fontconfig-config: please add option to disable embedded bitmap fonts

Jonathan Lane jon at dorsal.tk
Mon Apr 16 04:50:50 BST 2018

Package: fontconfig-config
Version: 2.11.0-6.7
Followup-For: Bug #439710

Dear Maintainer,

Please strongly consider making this the default behavior.  I have never seen a
case where an embedded bitmap font is preferred over the scalable version.

The following stanza in combination with medium hinting, LCD filtering, RGBA 
subpixel order, and anti-aliasing gives the best results on standard hardware 
now that the patents have all expired.

<match target="font">
    <edit name="embeddedbitmap" mode="assign">

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 9.4
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-6-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages fontconfig-config depends on:
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]  1.5.61
ii  fonts-dejavu-core      2.37-1
ii  fonts-liberation       1:1.07.4-2
ii  ttf-bitstream-vera     1.10-8
ii  ucf                    3.0036

fontconfig-config recommends no packages.

fontconfig-config suggests no packages.

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