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[Bug 746383] Re: Cannot set "Ubuntu Bold" in Appearance settings


It’s sad that this report was misfiled (to the wrong package, that is),
so it went unnoticed for so long.

This is not a bug specific to the Ubuntu fonts. fontconfig does not deal
well with multiple weights.

It’s already filed in the upstream tracker.

** Bug watch added: freedesktop.org Bugzilla #81453

** Also affects: fontconfig via
   Importance: Unknown
       Status: Unknown

** Package changed: ubuntu-font-family-sources (Ubuntu) => fontconfig

** Changed in: fontconfig (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Undecided => Medium

** Changed in: fontconfig (Ubuntu)
       Status: Confirmed => Triaged

** Summary changed:

- Cannot set "Ubuntu Bold" in Appearance settings
+ fontconfig confuses bold and medium weights

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  fontconfig confuses bold and medium weights

Status in Fontconfig - Font Configuration Library:
Status in “fontconfig” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Attempts to set "Ubuntu Bold" in the Appearance settings fall back to
  "Ubuntu Medium". In fact, in the font selection screen there seems to
  be no difference between bold and medium.

  Curiously enough, Bug #746382 sort of proves that Ubuntu Bold *is*
  installed and accessible.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
  Package: ttf-ubuntu-font-family 0.71.2-0ubuntu1
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-7.39-generic 2.6.38
  Uname: Linux 2.6.38-7-generic i686
  Architecture: i386
  Date: Thu Mar 31 08:33:44 2011
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Alpha i386 (20110325)
  SourcePackage: ubuntu-font-family-sources
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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