[arch-general] Problems with new version of gsfonts

Ondřej Kučera ondrej.kucera at centrum.cz
Wed Oct 22 15:50:11 UTC 2014


I've noticed that the current gsfonts package is "built" from different 
sources (and I'm also aware of https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/42391). 
However, I've got two issues with it.

First of all, the fonts have now different names. For example, "Nimbus 
Sans L" is now just "Nimbus Sans". That means that all applications that 
were set to use the font now need to be re-configured. That's of course 
something I'll have to do but maybe a warning (ideally on the front 
page/RSS or at least in a post install message) would be good.

The second problem is worse. It seems that this version of the fonts 
doesn't contain all characters it used to. For example Czech diacritical 
characters seem to be missing (again, at least within Nimbus Sans). Does 
anyone know what the reason is? It's obviously not a packaging problem, 
the sources must lack them. For me it is a regression which makes the 
fonts unusable. :-( So my question basically is whether this is fixable 
or whether I should look for a different default font (I've been using 
Nimbus Sans L as a default font for everything for many, many years).

Thank you. Ondra

Ondřej Kučera

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