[Fontconfig] Changing the default sans font - only for a certain language

Tomer Haimovich tomer.ha at gmail.com
Thu Apr 19 14:53:48 PDT 2007

How can I check whether its an Ubuntu specific problem or a font problem?

I don't mind getting used to new fonts, its just that currently.. Well, it's
really ugly. :)
I also don't mind whether its the same as Arial - I just find Arial more
readable than the current Hebrew fonts.

2007/4/19, Nicolas Mailhot <nicolas.mailhot at gmail.com>:
> Le jeudi 19 avril 2007 à 23:04 +0300, Tomer Haimovich a écrit :
> > That's a bit sad. I am an Ubuntu user who recently upgraded to version
> > 7.04. After the upgrade, my Hebrew fonts were changed to something
> > barely readable. The English fonts however, are still the same.
> >
> > Having a way to define Arial as my primary Hebrew font, yet preserving
> > DejaVu Sans as my primary English font, would simply save me from
> > becoming insane. Instead, I've been reading fontconfig and pango and
> > whatever not man pages, trying to figure out what has changed and
> > why.
> BTW we've had very positive feedback on the DejaVu Hebrew glyphs so far.
> So maybe Ubuntu is doing something that breaks them. Or maybe you're
> just not used to them (seems that the first reaction to a font style you
> never encountered is always negative¹). Anyway if you have specific
> complaints about DejaVu Hebrew don't hesitate to report them on
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=DejaVu ,
> https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/dejavu-fonts or #dejavu.
> There is still room to get fixes in before next release. Especially is
> the bug report is detailed².
> ¹ cf the numerous "Arial is abismal, no way people will accept it
> instead of Helvetica" rants when Arial was first introduced in Windows
> ² Unless your problem is just the font is different from Arial – DejaVu
> never pretended to be an Arial clone, and it's not there to replicate
> it.
> --
> Nicolas Mailhot
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