Comment 3 for bug 475889

Not sure if this is the same bug, but what I am seeing on my system (Fedora 9) is quite similar. I have both Arial (from msttcorefonts rpm) and Arial Narrow (put in ~/.fonts) installed. The issue is that the latter gets confused with the former. There is no such font as Arial Narrow listed in the applications, and the only way I can make the text in openoffice use the narrow font is to erase the msttcorefonts package. It is still listed as Arial in the apps, but it has the narrow glyphs. For reference, Fedora 9 uses fontconfig-2.5.0. Relevant fc-list output:

[jsikorski@snowball arialn]$ fc-list | grep Arial
Arial Black:style=Normalny,Normal,obyčejné,Standard,Κανονικά,Regular,Normaali,Normál,Normale,Standaard,Обычный,Normálne,Navadno,Arrunta
Arial,Arial Narrow:style=Normalny,Narrow,Normal,obyčejné,Standard,Κανονικά,Regular,Normaali,Normál,Normale,Standaard,Обычный,Normálne,Navadno,Arrunta
Arial:style=Pogrubiona kursywa,Negreta cursiva,tučné kurzíva,fed kursiv,Fett Kursiv,Έντονα Πλάγια,Bold Italic,Negrita Cursiva,Lihavoitu Kursivoi,Gras Italique,Félkövér dőlt,Grassetto Corsivo,Vet Cursief,Halvfet Kursiv,Negrito Itálico,Полужирный Курсив,Tučná kurzíva,Fet Kursiv,Kalın İtalik,Krepko poševno,nghiêng đậm,Lodi etzana
Arial,Arial Narrow:style=Pogrubiona kursywa,Narrow,Negreta cursiva,tučné kurzíva,fed kursiv,Fett Kursiv,Έντονα Πλάγια,Bold Italic,Negrita Cursiva,Lihavoitu Kursivoi,Gras Italique,Félkövér dőlt,Grassetto Corsivo,Vet Cursief,Halvfet Kursiv,Negrito Itálico,Полужирный Курсив,Tučná kurzíva,Fet Kursiv,Kalın İtalik,Krepko poševno,Lodi etzana
Arial:style=Kursywa,Cursiva,kurzíva,kursiv,Πλάγια,Italic,Kursivoitu,Italique,Dőlt,Corsivo,Cursief,Itálico,Курсив,İtalik,Poševno,nghiêng,Etzana
Arial:style=Normalny,Normal,obyčejné,Standard,Κανονικά,Regular,Normaali,Normál,Normale,Standaard,Обычный,Normálne,Navadno,thường,Arrunta
Arial,Arial Narrow:style=Pogrubiony,Narrow,Negreta,tučné,fed,Fett,Έντονα,Bold,Negrita,Lihavoitu,Gras,Félkövér,Grassetto,Vet,Halvfet,Negrito,Полужирный,Fet,Kalın,Krepko,Lodia
Arial:style=Pogrubiony,Negreta,tučné,fed,Fett,Έντονα,Bold,Negrita,Lihavoitu,Gras,Félkövér,Grassetto,Vet,Halvfet,Negrito,Полужирный,Fet,Kalın,Krepko,đậm,Lodia
Arial,Arial Narrow:style=Kursywa,Narrow,Cursiva,kurzíva,kursiv,Πλάγια,Italic,Kursivoitu,Italique,Dőlt,Corsivo,Cursief,Itálico,Курсив,İtalik,Poševno,Etzana
[jsikorski@snowball arialn]$