ttf-liberation doesn't provide fake-msttcorefonts or fontconfig alias to MS fonts

Bug #176215 reported by libertyernie
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Linux Mint
Fix Released
Undecided
Clement Lefebvre

Bug Description

The ttf-liberation package in Linux Mint doesn't provide a fontconfig replacement for Times New Roman, Arial, and Courier New. These fonts should automatically be replaced with the Liberation fonts; for most applications this can be done with a simple file in /etc/fonts/conf.avail and a symlink in /etc/fonts/conf.d. Once this is done, the package should also provide fake-msttcorefonts so MythTV can use them.

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libertyernie (libertyernie) wrote :
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libertyernie (libertyernie) wrote :

Ignore the previous attachment, this is a tar file with both the file and link to add to the package.

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libertyernie (libertyernie) wrote :

A mod of the package at http://www.rubixlinux.org/debian/ttf-liberation/, with fontconfig replacement files and providing fake-msttcorefonts.

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libertyernie (libertyernie) wrote :

Debian-multimedia has a ttf-liberation package too, and the same fixes could easily be applied to that package. It's not strictly necessary to use mine :)

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Clement Lefebvre (clementlefebvre) wrote :

I looked at ttf-liberation_0.1-0.1_all.deb and it contains not only the fonts but also the mappings in /etc/font/conf.avail and /etc/font/conf.d, and also in /etc/defoma/ttf-liberation.hints. Is that sufficient?

Can you explain more in details what you mean by providing "fake-msttcorefonts"?

Thanks,
Clem.

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libertyernie (libertyernie) wrote :

I e-mailed the debian-multimedia maintainer and it looks like he fixed it there. Now the debian-multimedia package just needs importing into Mint. (And now it provides msttcorefonts, so applications needing MS fonts can use this instead, like MythTV.)

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Clement Lefebvre (clementlefebvre) wrote :

In Elyssa, package was changed to use the one from hardy's repository which seems to set everything right.

Changed in linuxmint:
assignee: nobody → clementlefebvre
status: New → Fix Released
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libertyernie (libertyernie) wrote : Re: [Bug 176215] Re: ttf-liberation doesn't provide fake-msttcorefonts or fontconfig alias to MS fonts

Thanks! :)

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