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Bug 120954 - Use Sans Regular, not Helvetica for fallback
Use Sans Regular, not Helvetica for fallback
Product: gnome-print
Classification: Deprecated
Component: general
Other Linux
: Normal major
: ---
Assigned To: Chema Celorio
Chema Celorio
: 114653 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-08-28 22:32 UTC by Owen Taylor
Modified: 2004-12-22 21:47 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Patch to fallback to "Sans Regular" (407 bytes, patch)
2003-08-28 22:49 UTC, Owen Taylor
none Details | Review

Description Owen Taylor 2003-08-28 22:32:12 UTC
Right now, if the specified font can't be found, "Helvetica"
is searched for as the fallback.

However, unless actually have Helvetica on the system, this
results in a random font being picked - whatever is first
in the list... on my system it is "Aharoni", a Hebrew font,
in :

It ends up being 4MyLover.

This affects page numbers in Evolution, since they are
specified to be in "Helvetica"

A much better choice is to fall back to "Sans Regular", which
will be configured on ever system in the fonts.conf.
Comment 1 Owen Taylor 2003-08-28 22:49:06 UTC
Created attachment 19593 [details] [review]
Patch to fallback to "Sans Regular"
Comment 2 Chema Celorio 2003-08-29 16:45:39 UTC
Feel free to apply.
Comment 3 Frederic Crozat 2003-09-19 16:18:25 UTC
*** Bug 114653 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Murray Cumming 2003-09-28 17:24:42 UTC
Applied to both HEAD and gnome-2-4 branches.