[Fontconfig] Cyrillic monospace problem

Keith Packard keithp at keithp.com
Wed Apr 30 15:18:06 EST 2003

Around 21 o'clock on Apr 29, Stefan Baums wrote:

> the KDE application (tested kedit and konsole) gets a proportional font and
> apparently tries to force monospacing onto it, which results in glyphs that
> are spaced so far apart that they end up taking much more space than the
> Latin-script glyphs (and being so ugly that this has to be considered a bug
> for aesthetic reasons alone)

You can debug this with:

$ FC_DEBUG=1 kedit

That should spew copious cryptic output about what font patterns are 
presented to fontconfig to select fonts, and what fonts those patterns end 
up matching.  Even more copious output can be had with FC_DEBUG=3.

It's hard to say why kedit ended up with a hideous non-fixed font for 
cyrillic, most likely it didn't specify monospaced in it's pattern or may 
have overspecified the font name in some other way.


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