[Bug 1547374] Re: "Monospace Regular 8" became wider

Nikolay Shopik 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:

Bug description:
  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
  nicer antialiasing).

  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.)

  ProblemType: Bug
  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
  ApportVersion: 2.20-0ubuntu3
  Architecture: amd64
  CurrentDesktop: Unity
  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)
  SourcePackage: fontconfig
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to xenial on 2016-02-13 (5 days ago)

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