reported by Benjamin Esham
Sans Mono Roman and Bold are not recognized by some OS X applications like
Terminal and TextEdit, but Oblique and Bold Oblique work fine
Environment: DejaVu fonts 2.3, Mac OS X 10.4.5
An update... I am now using version 2.15, and this problem is still occurring, just slightly differently. According to Font Book, I have Bold, Book, Oblique, and Bold Oblique installed from each of the three fonts. However, in Terminal and TextEdit, Sans Mono Oblique does not show up in the list, even though it is installed, and Sans Extra Light does show up in the list, even though it is not installed (selecting it does nothing). This is incredibly annoying, and it seems that the symptoms change slightly every time I update to the newest version of DejaVu. I will keep trying to troubleshoot this.
I had a similar problem just now (that's how I found this bug) but managed to fix it. Apparently I had a pre-2.15 version installed, because Font Book listed "DejaVu Sans Mono". Aggravatingly, the font failed to appear in the "Fixed Width" category in Font Book. I simply uninstalled it (right-clicked the old entry and selected "Remove...") and then dropped the version 2.15 files into place. Now the font appears in the "Fixed Width" column as it should.
It works fine with DejaVu fonts 2.20 and MacOS X 10.4.11. I think we can close this bug (?)