[Fontconfig] Cyrillic monospace problem
Tue, 29 Apr 2003 22:18:06 -0700
Around 21 o'clock on Apr 29, Stefan Baums wrote:
> the KDE application (tested kedit and konsole) gets a proportional font and
> apparently tries to force monospacing onto it, which results in glyphs that
> are spaced so far apart that they end up taking much more space than the
> Latin-script glyphs (and being so ugly that this has to be considered a bug
> for aesthetic reasons alone)
You can debug this with:
$ FC_DEBUG=1 kedit
That should spew copious cryptic output about what font patterns are
presented to fontconfig to select fonts, and what fonts those patterns end
up matching. Even more copious output can be had with FC_DEBUG=3.
It's hard to say why kedit ended up with a hideous non-fixed font for
cyrillic, most likely it didn't specify monospaced in it's pattern or may
have overspecified the font name in some other way.