[Bug 1547374] Re: "Monospace Regular 8" became wider
1547374 at bugs.launchpad.net
Wed May 4 14:09:05 UTC 2016
So I localized problem with font hinting. I've been always using font
hinting slight, but with 16.04 release I had to disable font hinting to
get back original look of my Dejavu Sans Mono book font as it was in
Maybe there is issue in font hinting in previous releases, where it
actually doesn't work while enabled.
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"Monospace Regular 8" became wider
Status in fontconfig package in Ubuntu:
I've been using gnome-terminal with "Monospace Regular 8" for years,
which always had a 6x13 px font size (the same size as xterm, just
With yesterday's update in Xenial, it became wider: 7x13 px each cell
(and less pleasing to my eyes).
The neighbor sizes "Monospace Regular 7" is 5px wide, "Monospace
Regular 9" is 7px wide just as "Monospace Regular 8", only taller. So
it doesn't make sense for me for "Monospace Regular 8" to be 7px wide
instead of 6px in between the two neighboring sizes as it used to be.
(No clue which package is the culprit, sorry.)
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: fontconfig 2.11.1-0ubuntu7
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-6.21-generic 4.4.1
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-6-generic x86_64
Date: Fri Feb 19 09:11:41 2016
InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-05-30 (1359 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120425)
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to xenial on 2016-02-13 (5 days ago)
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