Missing 53-monospace-lcd-filter.conf from /etc/fonts/conf.d

Bug #1325525 reported by DEXTER on 2014-06-02
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
fontconfig (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I've just installed Ubuntu-trusty, and noticed that in Thunderbird the fonts are rendered incorrectly. It seemed that the problem is with sub-pixel rendering.

After much googling and finding nothing I've started to compare the /etc/fonts/conf.d dir on my Precise machin with the trusty one. I noticed that on trusty the 53-monospace-lcd-filter.conf file is missing from the conf.d dir, but is available in the conf.avail.
After I created the symlink and rebooted, my thunderbird font rendering became normal again.

But now if I start from something from the terminal it says:
"Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/53-monospace-lcd-filter.conf", line 10: Having multiple values in <test> isn't supported and may not work as expected"

So the 1st question, why did you leave out the monospace-lcd-filter.conf from the fontconfig conf.d, and the second is why didn't you update it so it won't complaing about the multiple test tags.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: xorg 1:7.7+1ubuntu8
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-27.50-generic 3.13.11
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-27-generic x86_64

ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.2
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: No value set for `/apps/compiz-1/general/screen0/options/active_plugins'
CompositorRunning: compiz
CompositorUnredirectDriverBlacklist: '(nouveau|Intel).*Mesa 8.0'
CompositorUnredirectFSW: true
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Mon Jun 2 12:43:15 2014
DistUpgraded: Fresh install
DistroCodename: trusty
DistroVariant: ubuntu
DkmsStatus: virtualbox, 4.3.10, 3.13.0-27-generic, x86_64: installed
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
ExtraDebuggingInterest: Yes, including running git bisection searches
 Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller [8086:0152] (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:308c]
MachineType: LENOVO 3492C4G
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-27-generic root=UUID=a1bd4186-b465-4605-845f-12c9de2dc180 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: xorg
Symptom: display
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.date: 12/21/2012
dmi.bios.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.bios.version: F1KT44AUS
dmi.board.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.board.version: NO DPK
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnLENOVO:bvrF1KT44AUS:bd12/21/2012:svnLENOVO:pn3492C4G:pvrThinkCentreEdge72:rvnLENOVO:rn:rvrNODPK:cvnLENOVO:ct3:cvr:
dmi.product.name: 3492C4G
dmi.product.version: ThinkCentre Edge72
dmi.sys.vendor: LENOVO
version.compiz: compiz 1:0.9.11+14.04.20140423-0ubuntu1
version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs N/A
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.52-1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 10.1.0-4ubuntu5
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 10.1.0-4ubuntu5
version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.15.1-0ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.8.2-1ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:7.3.0-1ubuntu3.1
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.99.910-0ubuntu1
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:1.0.10-1ubuntu2
xserver.bootTime: Mon Jun 2 12:37:17 2014
xserver.configfile: default
 input Power Button KEYBOARD, id 6
 input Video Bus KEYBOARD, id 7
 input Power Button KEYBOARD, id 8
 input Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse MOUSE, id 9
 input LITEON Technology USB Multimedia Keyboard KEYBOARD, id 10

xserver.logfile: /var/log/Xorg.0.log
 product id 16498
 vendor DEL
xserver.version: 2:1.15.1-0ubuntu2

DEXTER (mydexterid) wrote :
DEXTER (mydexterid) wrote :

changed wrong package to fontconfig-config

affects: xorg (Ubuntu) → fontconfig (Ubuntu)
gf (gf-interlinks) wrote :

Hello Dexter,
Thank you for submitting this bug and reporting a problem with the fontconfig package. You made this bug report in 2014 and there have been several versions of Ubuntu since then.

Could you confirm that this is no longer a problem and that we can close the ticket?
If it is still a problem, are you still interested in finding a solution to this bug?
If you are, could you run the following (only once):
apport-collect 1325525
and upload the updated logs and and any other logs that are relevant for this particular issue.

Thank you again for helping make Ubuntu better.

Changed in fontconfig (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for fontconfig (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in fontconfig (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
Nikolai Bozhenov (n.bozhenov) wrote :

I can confirm that the issue is still present in 18.04:
- 53-monospace-lcd-filter.conf is not linked into conf.d (not sure if it is a bug by itself)
- when the file is linked into conf.d, the warning about broken config appears (this is definitely a bug)

Changed in fontconfig (Ubuntu):
status: Expired → Confirmed
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :
Changed in fontconfig (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
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