Bug 12236 - Generic aliases are limited in styles
Summary: Generic aliases are limited in styles
Alias: None
Product: fontconfig
Classification: Unclassified
Component: library (show other bugs)
Version: 2.4
Hardware: Other All
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Assignee: Keith Packard
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Reported: 2007-08-31 10:18 UTC by Nicolas Mailhot
Modified: 2007-10-26 11:25 UTC (History)
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Description Nicolas Mailhot 2007-08-31 10:18:12 UTC
More and more fonts are available with more than the 4 legacy regular/italic/bold/bold italic styles (dejavu is such an example)

If you make such a font the default "Sans" "Serif" or "Monospace", however, only the  4 legacy styles will be exposed via the  "Sans" "Serif" or "Monospace" aliases (tested in GNOME's font selector)

Fontconfig should not filter styles in such a way.
Comment 1 Keith Packard 2007-10-25 14:54:05 UTC
This is not a fontconfig bug; the gnome font selector would have to convert the alias into a family name and then list that family to detect which styles were available.
Comment 2 Nicolas Mailhot 2007-10-26 11:25:42 UTC
Moved to http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=490609

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