Bad substituted fonts in Feisty
Declined for Feisty by Henrik Nilsen Omma
Declined for Gutsy by Henrik Nilsen Omma
Binary package hint: fontconfig
Recently when I opened one PowerPoint presentation with OpenOffice Impress on Feisty, I noticed that the layout on some pages was really screwed up. I investigated a little bit and I found out that the problem lied within the font that was used to substitute Times New Roman, which is not avaible on my system.
Obviously Dejavu Sans gets chosen as a substitute, allthough it is much bigger than Times New Roman at the same font size.
In Edgy and Dapper Times New Roman was replaced with Nimbus Roman No 9 L, which looked really great, since these two fonts seem to be nearly identical.
Now I wondered why Feisty chooses a different substitute than previous Ubuntu versions and found out that one passage of one of the fontconfig files in Edgy is missing in Feisty, which is obviously responsible for the choice of the correct font replacements.
If I create a file called .fonts.conf in my home directory and insert the missing passage there, the fonts are substituted as in Edgy again.
I have added below screenshots of the presentation, the presentation itself and the certain passage of my .fonts.conf and I would suggest to include it by default again, since documents can look really ugly and screwed up otherwise.
|Changed in fontconfig:|
|assignee:||nobody → arnegoetje|
|importance:||Undecided → Medium|
|status:||New → Confirmed|