[Fontconfig] Re: Luxi Mono

Bob Tennent rdtennent at hotmail.com
Fri Nov 3 06:33:57 PST 2006

 >|Why does QT (version 3.3.7) and hence KDE (version 3.5.5) not recognize
 >|Luxi Mono as a monospaced typeface, despite
 >|        <alias>
 >|                <family>Luxi Mono</family>
 >|                <default><family>monospace</family></default>
 >|        </alias>
 >|        <alias>
 >|                <family>monospace</family>
 >|                <prefer>
 >|                        <family>Luxi Mono</family>
 >|                </prefer>
 >|        </alias>

I may have (part of) the answer. Compare

% fc-list "Luxi Mono" : family style file spacing
/usr/share/fonts/luxi/luximbi.ttf: Luxi Mono:style=Bold Oblique
/usr/share/fonts/luxi/luximr.ttf: Luxi Mono:style=Regular:spacing=100
/usr/share/fonts/luxi/luximb.ttf: Luxi Mono:style=Bold
/usr/share/fonts/luxi/luximri.ttf: Luxi Mono:style=Oblique:spacing=100


% fc-list "Courier" : family style file spacing
/usr/share/fonts/AdobeType1/Courier-Oblique.pfb: Courier:style=Oblique:spacing=100
/usr/share/fonts/AdobeType1/Courier-BoldOblique.pfb: Courier:style=Bold Oblique:spacing=100
/usr/share/fonts/AdobeType1/Courier-Bold.pfb: Courier:style=Bold:spacing=100
/usr/share/fonts/AdobeType1/Courier.pfb: Courier:style=Regular:spacing=100

Is the lack of "spacing=100" for Bold [Oblique] significant?  If so, why
are Bold [Oblique] not properly tagged?

Bob T.

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