This is an updated version of previous urw-base35-fonts with lower fontconfig priority. This update should no longer override users default font configuration (it should fix a problems caused by previous version), but needs to be tested first.

How to install

sudo dnf install --advisory=FEDORA-2017-0de4a9558d \*

This update has been submitted for testing by dkaspar.

3 years ago

dkaspar edited this update.

3 years ago

This update has been pushed to testing.

3 years ago
User Icon balay commented & provided feedback 3 years ago
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BZ#1494850 urw-base35-*-fonts.noarch packages overrides default monospace, serif and sans serif fonts
User Icon cserpentis commented & provided feedback 3 years ago
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works for me in a VM

User Icon besser82 commented & provided feedback 3 years ago
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Works great! LGTM! =)

User Icon piotrdrag commented & provided feedback 3 years ago
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Didn’t break the world this time. :)

BZ#1458840 Review Request: urw-base35-fonts - Level 2 Core Font Set for Ghostscript
BZ#1494850 urw-base35-*-fonts.noarch packages overrides default monospace, serif and sans serif fonts
BZ#1495199 fontconfig no longer finds dingbats font after updating to urw-base35-fonts
User Icon dkaspar commented & provided feedback 3 years ago

Thank you for the info guys! I'm glad this works better now. :) There's one more problem caused by this update (ImageMagick not building with these fonts), so I have to wait until that is fixed (in ImageMagick) before I decide to push it into stable.

User Icon anonymous commented & provided feedback 3 years ago

Seems to be OK, except that Cyrillic fonts look signally larger.

User Icon anonymous commented & provided feedback 3 years ago

And it looks somewhere like this:

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User Icon anonymous commented & provided feedback 3 years ago

In contradistinction to Cinnamon, dissimilarity not show itself in KDE environment, but typeface weight of window titles are affected.

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User Icon anonymous commented & provided feedback 3 years ago

Roboto Medium 11 window title looks as tiny like this:

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This update has reached 3 days in testing and can be pushed to stable now if the maintainer wishes

3 years ago
User Icon nb commented & provided feedback 3 years ago
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works

User Icon pnemade commented & provided feedback 3 years ago
karma

this works fine now

User Icon kparal commented & provided feedback 3 years ago
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I haven't noticed any change, at least it's not overriding default fonts

BZ#1494850 urw-base35-*-fonts.noarch packages overrides default monospace, serif and sans serif fonts
User Icon dkaspar commented & provided feedback 3 years ago

@anonymous Hmm, I guess in your case this update caused overwrite of some low priority LGC (Latin Greek Cyrillic) font that you were using before for displaying the Cyrillic characters.

IMHO it has 2 solutions: 1) I lower the priority of Standard Symbols PS font (used to display LGC characters AFAICT) in the package, but it can keep overriding other LGC fonts with even lower priority. 2) I change the "hinting" of the font for the fontconfig, telling it to make it smaller by default. However, it would require another rounds of guess-build-try-evaluate, because I can't read anything in LGC, and I would need your help in evaluatiing the changes to the size of the font.

I still prefer 2) as a solution, but the question is, if you are OK with helping me in this matter? :) Another question is - do you think that should block the release of urw-base35-fonts, or can I push it to stable this week?

User Icon anonymous commented & provided feedback 2 years ago

@dkaspar

I would have thought, there are no especial needs to block the release at the moment, but it needs some ajustments in future. In particular regarding KDE's window titles custom font overriding by default one.

In relation to Firefox' menu fonts dissimilarity, this does not manifest itself in any way under KDE environment in contradistinction to Cinnamon.

User Icon anonymous commented & provided feedback 2 years ago

And as for guess-build-try-evaluate method I would recommend to open whatsoever pages containing diverse characters in its titles and watch the results in Firefox menus and history under Cinnamon, for example.

e.g. https://habrahabr.ru/post/308032/

http://itc.ua/news/nissan-podtverdil-debyut-goryachey-versii-elektromobilya-new-leaf-nismo-concept-na-tokiyskom-avtosalone-i-rasskazal-o-spetsialnoy-versii-leaf-2-zero-dlya-evropyi/

User Icon anonymous commented & provided feedback 2 years ago
User Icon anonymous commented & provided feedback 2 years ago
  1. The problem was absent with urw-fonts-2.4, so maybe, if it is possible, there are some reasons to use the same settings 'schema'.

  2. One more thing: xterm recently reports that it

    cannot load font "-Misc-Fixed-bold-R-*-*-13-120-75-75-C-120-ISO10646-1"
    

    and I don't know if it has anything to do with this update.

User Icon dkaspar commented & provided feedback 2 years ago

@anonymous:

"I would have thought, there are no especial needs to block the release at the moment, but it needs some ajustments in future."

We have discovered one more bug, that LibreOffice is not able to use these fonts anymore, that I will be soon fixing. But since the Beta is coming, I'm pushing this into stable.

This update has been submitted for stable by dkaspar.

2 years ago
User Icon anonymous commented & provided feedback 2 years ago

Dissimilarity with Cyrillic and Latin fonts size is also present in Amarok under KDE environment:

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As far as I remember, resemblant issue had already happened a few months ago after freetype update. Perhaps this will somehow help: FEDORA-2017-43db8d2e92

This update has been pushed to stable.

2 years ago
User Icon anonymous commented & provided feedback 2 years ago

Dissimilarity with Cyrillic and Latin fonts size is also present in Amarok under KDE environment:

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As far as I remember, resemblant issue had already happened a few months ago after freetype update. Perhaps the way it was solved will somehow help: FEDORA-2017-43db8d2e92

User Icon dkaspar commented & provided feedback 2 years ago

Hello @anonymous, we were discussing some issues at urw-base35-fonts upstream (https://github.com/ArtifexSoftware/urw-base35-fonts/issues/13), and I'm starting to get a feeling that one problem described there is causing this issue for you.

To clarify, the selected priority/ordering value of 60 for urw-base35-fonts is actually still too high, thus overriding some of the fontconfig defaults (which are less common though). I will be thinking about switching to value 61 or even lower, at least for Standard Symbols PS font which is most likely causing this (?).

I will have a discussion with fontconfig upstream about this as well, but probably no sooner than next week, because I'm engaged in my primary job responsibilites at the moment. :-/ Sorry for the inconvenience.

User Icon anonymous commented & provided feedback 2 years ago

All right, it's nothing at all such a serious and nothing presses for me. I just wanted let know that such issues exist :)


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BZ#1458840 Review Request: urw-base35-fonts - Level 2 Core Font Set for Ghostscript
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BZ#1494850 urw-base35-*-fonts.noarch packages overrides default monospace, serif and sans serif fonts
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BZ#1495199 fontconfig no longer finds dingbats font after updating to urw-base35-fonts
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