Typeface option shows wrong language for options (Msttcorefonts)

Bug #245901 reported by meist3r on 2008-07-05
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
fontconfig (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: openoffice.org-calc

When I open a text attributes box or try to edit text through "Format Cells" in OOo 2.4.1 (2.4.1-1ubuntu2) and select one of the Msttcorefonts (in fact happens reliably on Arial, Courier New, Comic Sans MS , Georgia, Trebuchet MS, Verdana and even FreeMono) the Typeface option shows wrong locale options. Italic becomes "Cursiva", Bold is "Negreta" and Bold Italic is "Negreta Cursiva". This only happens on the mentioned number of fonts installed. All other 300+ fonts installed on my machine work fine. I'm using English locale only. This has never occured before.

Attached is a screenshot depicting the behavior in Calc.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Set system to English locale
2. Open Spreadsheet document
3. Select cell
4. Choose "Format Cells" and switch to "Fonts" tab
5. Select "Arial, Courier New or other Msttcorefont"

Expected behavior:
The Typeface options should be displayed in the correct locale so the user can identify them

Actual Results:
Typeface options are formatted in a different language and the user has to rely on trial-and-error and/or his experience with the standard on-screen position of the option.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Jul 5 23:14:04 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
Package: openoffice.org-core 1:2.4.1-1ubuntu2
PackageArchitecture: i386
SourcePackage: openoffice.org
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-19-generic i686

meist3r (meist3r) wrote :
Chris Cheney (ccheney) wrote :

This is a bug in the fontconfig library and this is actually a duplicate bug as well. (I don't remember the original bug number).

jjos (jbenjos) wrote :

I have confirmed this bug is reproducible. I have thus changed the status of this bug to Confirmed.

Changed in fontconfig:
status: New → Confirmed
Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

I confirm that this is still an issue in maverick. Setting status to triaged/low

Changed in fontconfig (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Confirmed → Triaged
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