[Fontconfig] Nimbus Sans L Condensed

Denis Jacquerye moyogo at gmail.com
Tue Mar 4 12:59:42 PST 2008

On 04/03/2008, Bob Tennent <rdtennent at hotmail.com> wrote:
> This seems to be the only condensed sans font that one can expect
>  to find on every Linux system. Can one specify it in a web page css
>  font-family, ideally without requiring any changes to the default
>  configuration for fontconfig?

On Ubuntu, nothing needs to be changed in the fontconfig
configuration. I'm guessing this is the general case (but maybe not).

$ fc-list "Nimbus Sans L" family style width
Nimbus Sans L:style=Regular Italic:width=100
Nimbus Sans L:style=Bold:width=100
Nimbus Sans L:style=Regular:width=100
Nimbus Sans L:style=Bold Condensed:width=75
Nimbus Sans L:style=Bold Italic:width=100
Nimbus Sans L:style=Regular Condensed Italic:width=75
Nimbus Sans L:style=Regular Condensed:width=75
Nimbus Sans L:style=Bold Condensed Italic:width=75

Web designers can use the CSS font-stretch property although no
browser I know of will apply it. It would be used as such:
style="font-stretch: condensed", or  style="font-stretch: narrower"
with font-family: Nimbus Sans L.

The lack of support for this CSS property has already been reported for Mozilla:

Have a good day,
Denis Moyogo Jacquerye

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