[Fontconfig] Rejecting and accepting fonts

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at behdad.org
Wed Nov 15 00:08:12 UTC 2017

The only time fontconfig fails to match is you have exactly 0 fonts in its

On Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 3:53 PM, Lawrence D'Oliveiro <
ldo at geek-central.gen.nz> wrote:

> On Tue, 14 Nov 2017 12:59:54 +0200, Donn Ingle wrote:
> > Is there some informal list of fonts which one should never reject?
> In my (admittedly limited) experience, I have never seen Fontconfig
> fail to return a match. Failing everything else, it always seems to
> return DejaVu Sans, at least on my Debian Unstable system.
> So perhaps you should always make at least that font available as a
> (close to) universal fallback.
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