[Fontconfig] confused about <alias> <prefer>

Alan Chandler alan at chandlerfamily.org.uk
Thu Feb 27 18:26:37 EST 2003

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On Thursday 27 Feb 2003 12:05 am, Keith Packard wrote:

> The right way is to get KDE to stop using a specific family name when it
> wants a generic monospace font.  I'm afraid this may well be my fault when
> I was originally hacking Qt for Xft support.  I used 'fixed' as the
> generic name before I figured out how font naming in CSS2 works and
> switched to 'monospace'.

I am not an expert, but I don't think Qt has a way of not specifying a family.  
If you try to create a QFont without a name it uses QApplication::font which 
is set to "Helvetica" by default.

> > A problem with no obvious way out - except by trying to get "fixed"
> > overwridden when fontconfig does its matching.
> You should be able to delete the 'fixed' entry with:
> 	<match>
> 	        <test name="family">
> 	                <string>fixed</string>
> 	        </test>
> 	        <edit name="family" mode="assign">
> 	        </edit>
> 	</match>

I'll experiment - my local.conf has exactly the above but with the string 
"console" in the edit. 

> You might want additional tests to avoid eliminating 'fixed' from all
> applications (or maybe not -- there aren't any decent looking fonts in the
> fixed family).


Thanks for your help.

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Alan Chandler
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