Removal of URW alias from

Ian Jackson ian at
Fri Sep 30 12:58:13 CDT 2005


I am applying the enclosed patch to Ubuntu's fontconfig in Ubuntu
Breezy.  This fixes the problem with our Firefox using the Nimbus
fonts too often.

But, following the discussion on our ubuntu-devel mailing list (see
the references in the diff, below) I'm far from convinced that this is
a wholly correct solution.

I'm just sending this email keep Ubuntu, Debian and upstream
participants informed, including to provide a reference to the
discussion on our list.

(This message is BCC'd to the Debian BTS, to avoid clogging the BTS
with any subsequent discussion.  If there is discussion CC'd to me
which comes to some conclusion I will summarise.)


diff -u fontconfig-2.3.2/debian/changelog fontconfig-2.3.2/debian/changelog
--- fontconfig-2.3.2/debian/changelog
+++ fontconfig-2.3.2/debian/changelog
@@ -1,3 +1,12 @@
+fontconfig (2.3.2-1ubuntu2) breezy; urgency=low
+  * Remove URW font aliases.  See in ubuntu-devel, thread starting
+    <17208.9830.621404.50018 at>
+, Ubuntu 7196.
+ -- Ian Jackson <iwj at>  Fri, 30 Sep 2005 18:18:30 +0100
 fontconfig (2.3.2-1ubuntu1) breezy; urgency=low
   * Resynchronise with Debian.
only in patch2:
--- fontconfig-2.3.2.orig/
+++ fontconfig-2.3.2/
@@ -140,22 +140,6 @@
-  URW provides metric and shape compatible fonts for these 3 Adobe families.
-  -->
-        <alias>
-	  <family>Times</family>
-	  <accept><family>Nimbus Roman No9 L</family></accept>
-	</alias>
-        <alias>
-	  <family>Helvetica</family>
-	  <accept><family>Nimbus Sans L</family></accept>
-	</alias>
-        <alias>
-	  <family>Courier</family>
-	  <accept><family>Nimbus Mono L</family></accept>
-	</alias>
  AMT provides metric and shape compatible fonts for these three web font

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