[Fontconfig] [fontconfig] proportional sans oxygen font not available

Akira TAGOH akira at tagoh.org
Sun Aug 23 19:26:18 PDT 2015

On Sun, Aug 23, 2015 at 12:08 PM, Khaled Hosny <khaledhosny at eglug.org>

> On Sat, Aug 22, 2015 at 10:48:01PM -0400, Felix Miata wrote:
> > What's the secret in any version of Fedora (e.g. 22) or openSUSE (e.g.
> > Tumbleweed) or *buntu (e.g. 14.10 or 15.04) to getting any "Oxygen"
> > (proportional regular sans, not mono, not bold) font to show up anyplace
> > except a KDE font configuration or installation panel or KDE's UI? I
> tried in
> > several versions of these three distros on multiple machines, and always
> > nothing from fc-match or anything else (helpful from) fontconfig. Trying
> to
> > get a locally installed (non-bold, non-mono sans, by whatever name;
> either
> > via package manager or placing the ttf files in /usr/local/share/fonts/)
> > Oxygen ttf font to show up on a web page styled to use Oxygen (sans)
> never
> > makes it happen, always falling back to some other font family.
> It looks like the hyphen in the font name is the culprit, so this will
> not work:
> $ fc-match 'Oxygen-Sans'
> But if you escape the hyphen it will work:
> $ fc-match 'Oxygen\-Sans'

> I don’t know if this is FontConfig bug, but the font is also named
> inconsistently:

The hyphen is used for a delimiter to recognize the size and this
limitation is only applied to FcNameParse() that those tools relies on.
otherwise no need to escape it. that's why it just works on the font
configuration etc.
this isn't a bug.

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