On Tue, 2011-02-15 at 14:34 -0500, Matthias Clasen wrote:
On Tue, 2011-02-15 at 11:23 -0500, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> Jared K. Smith (jsmith(a)fedoraproject.org) said:
> > I know that Gnome is using Cantarell as its default font, and it seems
> > that something has changed in Fedora to make Cantarell the default
> > font for all desktops. I heard from the KDE SIG this morning that
> > there is some confusion as to whether that was intended to be a global
> > change, or a change only for the Gnome desktop.
> > I don't pretend to have a clue when it comes to fonts or the
> > fontconfig stuff -- but I'd like to kick off this discussion so that
> > there is less confusion and that nobody tries to ascribe to malice
> > that which can be explained by miscommunication. Is there someone
> > that understands the change that can fill me in on the missing
> > details?
> If it has become the default font for all desktops, it's likely due
> to it becoming the default mapping for Sans in fontconfig. (Whether that
> was intentional, I don't know.)
Not intentional, afaik.
The plan is to set the dconf keys used by gnome for fonts to 'Cantarell'
explicitly, so we don't have to rely on the 'Sans' alias. For a while,
the Adwaita theme was hardcoding the font to Cantarell, too. But we've
since decided to use drop that and use the dconf key. The culprit might
be /etc/fonts/conf.d/57-cantarell.conf. Unfortunately, I don't know
enough about fontconfig syntax to figure that out on the spot...
It's numbered exactly the same as the dejavu-sans file, which doesn't
seem right; they should have ordering to prioritize whichever we prefer.
I don't know whether fontconfig prefers aliases earlier or later in the
list; I think it's earlier, so we'd want dejavu-sans' config file to be
numbered lower than cantarell's. I guess right now they go
alphabetically, so 57-cantarell gets read before 57-dejavu. Should be
pretty easy to test, anyway.
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