This is a replacement package for now obsoleted urw-fonts package.
More info in Pagure: https://src.fedoraproject.org/rpms/urw-base35-fonts
This update has been submitted for testing by dkaspar.
This update has been pushed to testing.
Drastically changes font layouts in many applications (such as Konsole) & breaks cyrillic fonts in Firefox to serif:
Works great! LGTM! =)
Are you sure about that?
Bodhi is disabling automatic push to stable due to negative karma. The maintainer may push manually if they determine that the issue is not severe.
This should not happen:
$ fc-match monospace
NimbusMonoPS-Regular.t1: "Nimbus Mono PS" "Regular"
$ fc-match sans
URWGothic-Book.t1: "URW Gothic" "Book"
$ fc-match serif
URWBookman-Light.t1: "URW Bookman" "Light"
These fonts apparently take more priority than other fonts. Surely is a fontconfig configuration issue in the package. Results in bad UX.
Sure enough, he's prospective cert on this bet on the racetrack ;))
Broken, see other -1 comments
joining the club
This update has been obsoleted.
Hello people! Thank you for hanging out there why I was dealing with this.
I would like to apologize for the problems caused. This was not intentional for
this to happen, and I'm really sorry for that. The new packages to solve this
issue are currently being build.
Many people do not realize that, but (URW)++ fonts are needed by ghostscript for
displaying correctly PostScript, PDF and other document types, as well as for
conversition between these formats. And ghotscript is also used by many other
applications, like Evince, ImageMagick, etc.
Because the current package urw-fonts in Fedora was a total mess, there were
problems with versioning, and the fonts were outdated which started to be
significant problem for ghostscript, I have decided (as a ghostscript maintainer)
to create a new fonts package from scratch, which would follow Fedora Packaging
Guidelines, and would be more easily maintainable for the future.
The main problem with this was in fontconfig priority/ordering, as many of you
have found out. But to answer this properly, I need to give you more background.
Previously, the urw-fonts package was using config files from fontconfig
directly. They were part of the 30-metric-aliases.conf and 30-metric-aliases.conf,
in the /etc/fonts/conf.d folder.
When I was doing the "cleanup" for the new package, we agreed with urw-base35-fonts
and fontconfig upstreams to move these config files into the new package, as it
is preferable by fontconfig and FPG.
During creation of a new package, I have decided to use 35 as the new priority/ordering
value. (That effectively means lowering the priority compared to initial value of 30.)
This was a safety precausion, because I wanted to make sure the new fontconfig
files would not mess up with default fontconfig configuration.
We agreed with fontconfig upstream/maintainer to do a release together via Bodhi.
And here's where I made the mistake. I didn't realize that creating a new update
in Bodhi for a new package would actually replace it for all users with the old
urw-fonts package. My expectation was that it would just live in the updates
repository alongside the (old) urw-fonts, and will be just available to people
who would manually install the (new) urw-base35-fonts.
I wanted the new package to be ready for new fontconfig release, and for other
steps I was preparing for the transition.
For some reason, after you have updated the package, it started to changing the
default font configurations you had on your system. I really have no clue why
it happened just now, and not before, since the fontconfig configuration was
effectively before on the system as well. My wild guess is that the old
urw-fonts package was such a mess that this issue had never came up to surface
Unfortunately, combination of this riddle and my screw-up is what caused all of
these problems for you. :(
I have learned about this issue yesterday morning, and I had the fixes ready
relatively fast. However, before making a new release, I wanted to make sure
it fixes everything that was reported...
The rest of the day I've spent trying (I'm not kidding) to install F26, F27,
and Rawhide into VM (KVM/QEMU). And with no success... o.O The installation
took so much time everytime (I don't know why), and after I have finally finished
the installation, it wouldn't boot up. I have tried different ways to get around it,
but after several hours I gave up.
I have tested the basics that I could in our internal Fedora instances in OpenStack,
and decided to release it now to not block the fixes longer.
Seems like all the build have passed successfully.
As I said before, I will be pushing new updates, but after discussion with
fontconfig upstream/maintainer only for F27 and Rawhide. I never wanted to
endanger the released Fedora, and don't want to change that. Luckily, the Bodhi
process helped to stop the updates before them reaching the stable repository.
For all of you on F25 and F26 I have created a builds also that you can manually
download, and which should (hopefully) fix your problems for now.
After that we can try to workaround how you can install the urw-fonts back.
Also, if you would find any problems with the new versions of the package, please,
let me now so I can fix it ASAP. And if you have any other feedback, feel free
to lay it on me.
Once again, I'm really sorry this happened. It was not intentional mistake, and
I have learned some important lesson in that. I appreciate all your feedback and
-- Dee'Kej --
Here's the link for F27 TESTING BUILD:
Please, be aware that I tested it only with my system. I want to help you, but I can't make 100% guarantee this will work. :(
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