Large fonts not shown if antialiasing is off

Bug #1429768 reported by Istvan on 2015-03-09
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software-center (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

I am using Xubuntu 14.04.2 LTS, 64 bit
Software-center: 13.10-0ubuntu4.1
LibreOffice Writer: 4.4.0.3-3

Problem:
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If antialiasing is turned off some large fonts are not shown.
This is present in software-center, but also in libre writer.

Description:
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I prefer fonts with no antialiasing (headache otherwise). If I turn it off in Appearances, everything seems fine (see software center 1.png), except that antialiasing IS used on large fonts.

I need to have a fonts.conf file in ~/.config/fontconfig folder so that Firefox and Thunderbird turns off antialiasing too.

If this file is present (software center 2.png) some of the letters disappear.
The same can be "achieved" with libre writer by zooming in. No problem until a certain percent (~160%) then some letters disappear, and OK again from ~440%. This problem was present in every version on writer that I have ever used.

I tried infinality, but could not turn off antialiasing if it was installed.

Can there be a solution to this?

software center 1: http://postimg.org/image/y9m7dxnl9/
software center 2: http://postimg.org/image/nk3t9vt1l/

writer 160%: http://postimg.org/image/wnd2n809b/
writer 200%: http://postimg.org/image/4jxwjobtf/
writer 280%: http://postimg.org/image/or2p8ve2x/
writer 440%: http://postimg.org/image/uvop626a7/

fonts.conf used: http://paste.ubuntu.com/10550452/

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