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Bug 605168

Summary: media-fonts/terminus-font: "fc-match Terminus" returns system default font.
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Heui-mun Park <padangustasana>
Component: Current packagesAssignee: Gentoo Fonts Team <fonts>
Severity: normal    
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---
Attachments: patch against the source tree

Description Heui-mun Park 2017-01-09 10:43:03 UTC
freetype-2.7.1 has changed naming policy for pcf fonts:
 - PCF family names are made more `colourful'; they now include the foundry and   information whether they contain wide characters. For example, you no longer get `Fixed' but rather `Sony Fixed' or `Misc Fixed Wide'.

The font's name in /etc/fonts/conf.avail/75-yes-terminus.conf must be changed
--- 75-yes-terminus.conf        2017-01-09 19:39:05.704273108 +0900
+++    2017-01-09 19:37:51.441342092 +0900
@@ -5,7 +5,7 @@
-     <patelt name="family"><string>Terminus</string></patelt>
+     <patelt name="family"><string>xos4 Terminus</string></patelt>
Comment 1 Heui-mun Park 2017-01-09 11:30:31 UTC
Now the command "fc-match 'xos4 Terminus'" returns the actual terminus font file.

But this is just one stem of ramification from freetype-2.7.1 update. 
Packages that hinges on a pcf font's name through freetype should mirror this. 
For example, the default configuration of x11-wm/dwm calls for "Terminus" and 
this will cause unexpected behavior. Other pcf fonts should be taken care of and also for packages that depends on them.
Comment 2 tman 2017-01-11 13:09:50 UTC
hmm this patch does not work..

# patch 75-yes-terminus.conf a.patch 
patching file 75-yes-terminus.conf
patch: **** malformed patch at line 10: 	        </acceptfont>
Comment 3 Heui-mun Park 2017-01-11 15:50:21 UTC
Created attachment 459632 [details, diff]
patch against the source tree

Sorry, that diff was just to show the conf difference.
Attaching a new patch against the terminus source tree.
Comment 4 tman 2017-01-11 21:32:33 UTC
well patch run through, but i am not on OSX 

Portage 2.3.3 (python 3.5.2-final-0, default/linux/amd64/13.0/desktop/plasma/systemd, gcc-5.4.0, glibc-2.23-r3, 4.9.2-gentoo x86_64)
System uname: Linux-4.9.2-gentoo-x86_64-Intel-R-_Core-TM-_i7-3740QM_CPU_@_2.70GHz-with-gentoo-2.3
KiB Mem:    24626196 total,  15680216 free
KiB Swap:   26488828 total,  26488828 free
Timestamp of repository gentoo: Wed, 11 Jan 2017 20:30:01 +0000
Timestamp of repository poly-c: Wed, 11 Jan 2017 13:32:55 +0000
sh bash 4.4_p5-r1
ld GNU ld (Gentoo 2.27 p1.0) 2.27
app-shells/bash:          4.4_p5-r1::gentoo
dev-java/java-config:     2.2.0-r3::gentoo
dev-lang/perl:            5.24.1_rc4::gentoo
dev-lang/python:          2.7.12::gentoo, 3.4.5::gentoo, 3.5.2::gentoo
dev-util/cmake:           3.7.1::gentoo
dev-util/pkgconfig:       0.29.1::gentoo
sys-apps/baselayout:      2.3::gentoo
sys-apps/openrc:          0.23.1::gentoo
sys-apps/sandbox:         2.10-r3::gentoo
sys-devel/autoconf:       2.13::gentoo, 2.69-r2::gentoo
sys-devel/automake:       1.13.4-r1::gentoo, 1.14.1-r1::gentoo, 1.15-r2::gentoo
sys-devel/binutils:       2.27::gentoo
sys-devel/gcc:            5.4.0-r2::gentoo
sys-devel/gcc-config:     1.8-r1::gentoo
sys-devel/libtool:        2.4.6-r2::gentoo
sys-devel/make:           4.2.1::gentoo
sys-kernel/linux-headers: 4.9::gentoo (virtual/os-headers)
sys-libs/glibc:           2.23-r3::gentoo


i also confirm this problem that terminus does not work under dwm wm, and fall back to this ugly default font...

maybe someone has a solution.

my .Xdefault is in the meanwhile out commented:

!URxvt.font:             xft:terminus:pixelsize=14:antialias=false
!URxvt.boldFont:         xft:terminus:bold:pixelsize=14:antialias=false 
!URxvt.italicFont: 		xft:terminus:italic:pixelsize=14:antialias=false
!URxvt.boldItalicFont:	xft:terminus:bolditalic:pixelsize=14:antialias=false

Comment 5 Heui-mun Park 2017-01-12 18:47:02 UTC
I checked dwm's default font and it's not "Terminus" but "monospace", so 
dwm is off the hook. Sorry for my presumption.

Since no package should set default font to a specific one without RDEPEND or 
something, the patch to 75-yes-terminus.conf would suffice to address the 
problem. And I also expect the conf be updated soon by the upstream to work 
along with freetype-2.7.1.

As most users choose to use whatever font they want, losing their favorite 
font settings and spending time to find out the culprit and an apropriate fix
would be inconvenient or pesky for them. It would be nice to give notice to 
those who update to freetype-2.7.1. The impact to UX is very abrupt and 
present, although the naming policy change might be a minor thing for freetype.
Comment 6 Heui-mun Park 2017-01-24 08:28:41 UTC
freetype-2.7.1-r1 reverts to old naming policy for pcf fonts. (bug 606688)
So scratch this too.