Bug#961386: fontconfig-config: 60-latin.conf should prefer the most complete font DejaVu

Vincent Lefevre vincent at vinc17.net
Sun Aug 16 20:38:56 BST 2020

Control: tags -1 upstream fixed-upstream
Control: forwarded -1 https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/fontconfig/fontconfig/-/issues/26

On 2020-05-23 22:56:19 +0200, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> Since fonts-dejavu 2.37-2, 60-latin.conf is no longer overridden
> by the default fonts-dejavu-core configuration. As a consequence,
> Bitstream Vera is preferred to DejaVu, e.g. for monospace:
>         <alias>
>                 <family>monospace</family>
>                 <prefer>
>                         <family>Bitstream Vera Sans Mono</family>
>                         <family>DejaVu Sans Mono</family>
>                         <family>Inconsolata</family>
>                         <family>Andale Mono</family>
>                         <family>Courier New</family>
>                         <family>Cumberland AMT</family>
>                         <family>Luxi Mono</family>
>                         <family>Nimbus Mono L</family>
>                         <family>Nimbus Mono</family>
>                         <family>Nimbus Mono PS</family>
>                         <family>Courier</family>
>                 </prefer>
>         </alias>
> This is an issue since Bitstream Vera is very incomplete, at least
> compared to DejaVu.

Moreover, it does not have true italics, which can be rather ugly when
this is used for math formulas (as in some cases on Wikipedia).

This is now fixed upstream by dropping Bitstream Vera:


So the default is now DejaVu.

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