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Old 09-15-2006, 12:50 PM   #1
Cyber_Paladin
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Question Wanted Sans, but got Serif in WindowMaker


Hello all,

Now that I've got my 2nd computer, I'm turning back to Linux from The Dark Side . (Though I confess my most powerful computer stayed with Windows for gaming purpose )

Anyways, I've got the following setup:
Debian Etch
Compiled kernel 2.6.17 + ck1 + reiser4
XOrg 7.0.22
fontconfig 2.3.2-7
WindowMaker 0.92.0-5.3
Gnome Desktop Environment 2.14.2.1
SCIM 1.4.4-4

To get SCIM working, I had to set either $LANG or $LC_CTYPE to zh_TW.
Went for LC_CTYPE=zh_TW.utf8 and left LANG=en_HK.UTF-8 because I want my applications in English.

If I stays in Metacity then everything's fine except that I just don't feel comfortable with it. Too slow and not as beautiful as WMaker.

When I switched to WMaker, to my horror everything is shown in a serif font.
I fired up WPerf and it shows it's using "Sans Serif".
Fired up WMakerConf and same thing.
I double checked my ~/GNUstep/Defaults/WindowMaker file and it showed "sans serif".

It seems GTK applications worked well since I do get the sans fonts in Firefox... etc.
Just WindowMaker getting messed up.

Here's my /etc/fonts/fonts.conf:

Code:
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">
<!-- /etc/fonts/fonts.conf file to configure system font access -->
<fontconfig>

<!-- Font directory list -->

        <dir>/usr/share/fonts</dir>
        <dir>/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts</dir> <dir>/usr/local/share/fonts</dir>
        <dir>~/.fonts</dir>

<!--
  Accept deprecated 'mono' alias, replacing it with 'monospace'
-->
        <match target="pattern">
                <test qual="any" name="family">
                        <string>mono</string>
                </test>
                <edit name="family" mode="assign">
                        <string>monospace</string>
                </edit>
        </match>

<!--
  Accept alternate 'sans serif' spelling, replacing it with 'sans-serif'
-->
        <match target="pattern">
                <test qual="any" name="family">
                        <string>sans serif</string>
                </test>
                <edit name="family" mode="assign">
                        <string>sans-serif</string>
                </edit>
        </match>

<!--
  Accept deprecated 'sans' alias, replacing it with 'sans-serif'
-->
        <match target="pattern">
                <test qual="any" name="family">
                        <string>sans</string>
                </test>
                <edit name="family" mode="assign">
                        <string>sans-serif</string>
                </edit>
        </match>

<!--
  Mark common families with their generics so we'll get
  something reasonable
-->

<!--
  Serif faces
 -->
        <alias>
                <family>Bitstream Vera Serif</family>
                <family>DejaVu Serif</family>
                <family>Times New Roman</family>
                <family>Thorndale AMT</family>
                <family>Times</family>
                <family>PMingLiu</family>
                <family>MingLiu</family>
                <family>Nimbus Roman No9 L</family>
                <family>Luxi Serif</family>
                <family>Kochi Mincho</family>
                <family>AR PL SungtiL GB</family>
                <family>AR PL Mingti2L Big5</family>
                <family>MS 明朝</family>
                <family>Baekmuk Batang</family>
                <family>FreeSerif</family>
                <default><family>serif</family></default>
        </alias>
<!--
  Sans-serif faces
 -->
        <alias>
                <family>Bitstream Vera Sans</family>
                <family>DejaVu Sans</family>
                <family>Helvetica</family>
                <family>Arial</family>
                <family>PMingLiu</family>
                <family>MingLiu</family>
                <family>Verdana</family>
                <family>Albany AMT</family>
                <family>Nimbus Sans L</family>
                <family>Luxi Sans</family>
                <family>Kochi Gothic</family>
                <family>AR PL KaitiM Big5</family>
                <family>AR PL KaitiM GB</family>
                <family>MS ゴシック</family>
                <family>Baekmuk Dotum</family>
                <family>SimSun</family>
                <family>FreeSans</family>
                <default><family>sans-serif</family></default>
        </alias>
<!--
  Monospace faces
 -->
        <alias>
                <family>Bitstream Vera Sans Mono</family>
                <family>DejaVu Sans Mono</family>
                <family>Courier</family>
                <family>Courier New</family>
                <family>PMingLiu</family>
                <family>MingLiu</family>
                <family>Andale Mono</family>
                <family>Luxi Mono</family>
                <family>Cumberland AMT</family>
                <family>Nimbus Mono L</family>
                <family>NSimSun</family>
                <family>FreeMono</family>
                <default><family>monospace</family></default>
        </alias>
<!--
  If the font still has no generic name, add sans-serif
 -->
        <match target="pattern">
                <test qual="all" name="family" compare="not_eq">
                        <string>sans-serif</string>
                </test>
                <test qual="all" name="family" compare="not_eq">
                        <string>serif</string>
                </test>
                <test qual="all" name="family" compare="not_eq">
                        <string>monospace</string>
                </test>
                <edit name="family" mode="append_last">
                        <string>sans-serif</string>
                </edit>
        </match>

<!--
  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
 families.
 -->
        <alias>
                <family>Times New Roman</family>
                <accept><family>Thorndale AMT</family></accept>
        </alias>
        <alias>
                <family>Arial</family>
                <accept><family>Albany AMT</family></accept>
        </alias>
        <alias>
                <family>Courier New</family>
                <accept><family>Cumberland AMT</family></accept>
        </alias>

<!--
  Some Asian fonts misadvertise themselves as monospaced when
  in fact they are dual-spaced (half and full).  This makes
  FreeType very confused as it forces all widths to match.
  Undo this magic by disabling the width forcing code -->
        <match target="font">
                <test name="family"><string>GulimChe</string></test>
                <edit name="globaladvance"><bool>false</bool></edit>
        </match>

        <match target="font">
                <test name="family"><string>DotumChe</string></test>
                <edit name="globaladvance"><bool>false</bool></edit>
        </match>

        <match target="font">
                <test name="family"><string>BatangChe</string></test>
                <edit name="globaladvance"><bool>false</bool></edit>
        </match>

        <match target="font">
                <test name="family"><string>GungsuhChe</string></test>
                <edit name="globaladvance"><bool>false</bool></edit>
        </match>

<!--
        The Bitstream Vera fonts have GASP entries suggesting that hinting be
        disabled below 8 ppem, but FreeType ignores those, preferring to use
        the data found in the instructed hints.  The initial Vera release
        didn't include the right instructions in the 'prep' table. Fix this
        by disabling hinting manually at smaller sizes (< 8ppem)
 -->

        <match target="font">
                <test name="family">
                        <string>Bitstream Vera Sans</string>
                </test>
                <test name="pixelsize" compare="less">
                        <double>7.5</double>
                </test>
                <edit name="hinting">
                        <bool>false</bool>
                </edit>
        </match>

        <match target="font">
                <test name="family">
                        <string>Bitstream Vera Serif</string>
                </test>
                <test name="pixelsize" compare="less">
                        <double>7.5</double>
                </test>
                <edit name="hinting">
                        <bool>false</bool>
                </edit>
        </match>

        <match target="font">
                <test name="family">
                        <string>Bitstream Vera Sans Mono</string>
                </test>
                <test name="pixelsize" compare="less">
                        <double>7.5</double>
                </test>
                <edit name="hinting">
                        <bool>false</bool>
                </edit>
        </match>

<!--
  Load per-user customization file
-->
        <include ignore_missing="yes">~/.fonts.conf</include>

<!--
  Load local system customization file
-->
        <include ignore_missing="yes">conf.d</include>
        <include ignore_missing="yes">local.conf</include>

<!--
  Provide required aliases for standard names
-->
        <alias>
                <family>serif</family>
                <prefer>
                        <family>Bitstream Vera Serif</family>
                        <family>DejaVu Serif</family>
                        <family>Times New Roman</family>
                        <family>Thorndale AMT</family>
                        <family>Luxi Serif</family>
                        <family>Nimbus Roman No9 L</family>
                        <family>Times</family>
                        <family>PMingLiu</family>
                        <family>MingLiu</family>
                        <family>AR PL New Sung</family>
                        <family>AR PL Mingti2L Big5</family>
                        <family>AR PL SungtiL Big5</family>
                        <family>Ming(ISO10646)</family>
                        <family>Frank Ruehl</family>
                        <family>Kochi Mincho</family>
                        <family>MS 明朝</family>
                        <family>Baekmuk Batang</family>
                        <family>FreeSerif</family>
                </prefer>
        </alias>
        <alias>
                <family>sans-serif</family>
                <prefer>
                        <family>Bitstream Vera Sans</family>
                        <family>DejaVu Sans</family>
                        <family>Verdana</family>
                        <family>Arial</family>
                        <family>Albany AMT</family>
                        <family>Luxi Sans</family>
                        <family>Nimbus Sans L</family>
                        <family>Helvetica</family>
                        <family>PMingLiu</family>
                        <family>MingLiu</family>
                        <family>AR PL Mingti2L Big5</family>
                        <family>AR PL SungtiL Big5</family>
                        <family>AR PL New Sung</family>
                        <family>Ming(ISO10646)</family>
                        <family>Nachlieli</family>
                        <family>Kochi Gothic</family>
                        <family>AR PL KaitiM Big5</family>
                        <family>AR PL KaitiM GB</family>
                        <family>MS ゴシック</family>
                        <family>Baekmuk Dotum</family>
                        <family>SimSun</family>
                        <family>FreeSans</family>
                </prefer>
        </alias>
        <alias>
                <family>monospace</family>
                <prefer>
                        <family>Bitstream Vera Sans Mono</family>
                        <family>DejaVu Sans Mono</family>
                        <family>Andale Mono</family>
                        <family>Courier New</family>
                        <family>PMingLiu</family>
                        <family>MingLiu</family>
                        <family>Cumberland AMT</family>
                        <family>Luxi Mono</family>
                        <family>Nimbus Mono L</family>
                        <family>Courier</family>
                        <family>AR PL New Sung</family>
                        <family>AR PL Mingti2L Big5</family>
                        <family>AR PL SungtiL Big5</family>
                        <family>Ming(ISO10646)</family>
                        <family>Miriam Mono</family>
                        <family>Kochi Gothic</family>
                        <family>AR PL KaitiM GB</family>
                        <family>Baekmuk Dotum</family>
                        <family>FreeMono</family>
                </prefer>
        </alias>

<!--
 Artificial oblique for fonts without an italic or oblique version
 -->

        <match target="font">
                <!-- check to see if the font is roman -->
                <test name="slant">
                        <const>roman</const>
                </test>
                <!-- check to see if the pattern requested non-roman -->
                <test target="pattern" name="slant" compare="not_eq">
                        <const>roman</const>
                </test>
                <!-- multiply the matrix to slant the font -->
                <edit name="matrix" mode="assign">
                        <times>
                                <name>matrix</name>
                                <matrix><double>1</double><double>0.2</double>
                                        <double>0</double><double>1</double>
                                </matrix>
                        </times>
                </edit>
                <!-- pretend the font is oblique now -->
                <edit name="slant" mode="assign">
                        <const>oblique</const>
                </edit>
        </match>

<!--
 Synthetic emboldening for fonts that do not have bold face available
 -->

        <match target="font">
                <!-- check to see if the font is just regular -->
                <test name="weight" compare="less_eq">
                        <int>100</int>
                </test>
                <!-- check to see if the pattern requests bold -->
                <test target="pattern" name="weight" compare="more_eq">
                        <int>200</int>
                </test>
                <!-- set the embolden flag -->
                <edit name="embolden" mode="assign">
                        <bool>true</bool>
                </edit>
        </match>


        <config>
<!--
  These are the default Unicode chars that are expected to be blank
  in fonts.  All other blank chars are assumed to be broken and
  won't appear in the resulting charsets
 -->
                <blank>
                        <int>0x0020</int>       <!-- SPACE -->
                        <int>0x00A0</int>       <!-- NO-BREAK SPACE -->
                        <int>0x00AD</int>       <!-- SOFT HYPHEN -->
                        <int>0x034F</int>       <!-- COMBINING GRAPHEME JOINER -->
                        <int>0x0600</int>       <!-- ARABIC NUMBER SIGN -->
                        <int>0x0601</int>       <!-- ARABIC SIGN SANAH -->
                        <int>0x0602</int>       <!-- ARABIC FOOTNOTE MARKER -->
                        <int>0x0603</int>       <!-- ARABIC SIGN SAFHA -->
                        <int>0x06DD</int>       <!-- ARABIC END OF AYAH -->
                        <int>0x070F</int>       <!-- SYRIAC ABBREVIATION MARK -->
                        <int>0x115F</int>       <!-- HANGUL CHOSEONG FILLER -->
                        <int>0x1160</int>       <!-- HANGUL JUNGSEONG FILLER -->
                        <int>0x1680</int>       <!-- OGHAM SPACE MARK -->
                        <int>0x17B4</int>       <!-- KHMER VOWEL INHERENT AQ -->
                        <int>0x17B5</int>       <!-- KHMER VOWEL INHERENT AA -->
                        <int>0x180E</int>       <!-- MONGOLIAN VOWEL SEPARATOR -->
                        <int>0x2000</int>       <!-- EN QUAD -->
                        <int>0x2001</int>       <!-- EM QUAD -->
                        <int>0x2002</int>       <!-- EN SPACE -->
                        <int>0x2003</int>       <!-- EM SPACE -->
                        <int>0x2004</int>       <!-- THREE-PER-EM SPACE -->
                        <int>0x2005</int>       <!-- FOUR-PER-EM SPACE -->
                        <int>0x2006</int>       <!-- SIX-PER-EM SPACE -->
                        <int>0x2007</int>       <!-- FIGURE SPACE -->
                        <int>0x2008</int>       <!-- PUNCTUATION SPACE -->
                        <int>0x2009</int>       <!-- THIN SPACE -->
                        <int>0x200A</int>       <!-- HAIR SPACE -->
                        <int>0x200B</int>       <!-- ZERO WIDTH SPACE -->
                        <int>0x200C</int>       <!-- ZERO WIDTH NON-JOINER -->
                        <int>0x200D</int>       <!-- ZERO WIDTH JOINER -->
                        <int>0x200E</int>       <!-- LEFT-TO-RIGHT MARK -->
                        <int>0x200F</int>       <!-- RIGHT-TO-LEFT MARK -->
                        <int>0x2028</int>       <!-- LINE SEPARATOR -->
                        <int>0x2029</int>       <!-- PARAGRAPH SEPARATOR -->
                        <int>0x202A</int>       <!-- LEFT-TO-RIGHT EMBEDDING -->
                        <int>0x202B</int>       <!-- RIGHT-TO-LEFT EMBEDDING -->
                        <int>0x202C</int>       <!-- POP DIRECTIONAL FORMATTING -->
                        <int>0x202D</int>       <!-- LEFT-TO-RIGHT OVERRIDE -->
                        <int>0x202E</int>       <!-- RIGHT-TO-LEFT OVERRIDE -->
                        <int>0x202F</int>       <!-- NARROW NO-BREAK SPACE -->
                        <int>0x205F</int>       <!-- MEDIUM MATHEMATICAL SPACE -->
                        <int>0x2060</int>       <!-- WORD JOINER -->
                        <int>0x2061</int>       <!-- FUNCTION APPLICATION -->
                        <int>0x2062</int>       <!-- INVISIBLE TIMES -->
                        <int>0x2063</int>       <!-- INVISIBLE SEPARATOR -->
                        <int>0x206A</int>       <!-- INHIBIT SYMMETRIC SWAPPING -->
                        <int>0x206B</int>       <!-- ACTIVATE SYMMETRIC SWAPPING -->
                        <int>0x206C</int>       <!-- INHIBIT ARABIC FORM SHAPING -->
                        <int>0x206D</int>       <!-- ACTIVATE ARABIC FORM SHAPING -->
                        <int>0x206E</int>       <!-- NATIONAL DIGIT SHAPES -->
                        <int>0x206F</int>       <!-- NOMINAL DIGIT SHAPES -->
                        <int>0x3000</int>       <!-- IDEOGRAPHIC SPACE -->
                        <int>0x3164</int>       <!-- HANGUL FILLER -->
                        <int>0xFEFF</int>       <!-- ZERO WIDTH NO-BREAK SPACE -->
                        <int>0xFFA0</int>       <!-- HALFWIDTH HANGUL FILLER -->
                        <int>0xFFF9</int>       <!-- INTERLINEAR ANNOTATION ANCHOR -->
                        <int>0xFFFA</int>       <!-- INTERLINEAR ANNOTATION SEPARATOR -->
                        <int>0xFFFB</int>       <!-- INTERLINEAR ANNOTATION TERMINATOR -->
                </blank>
<!--
  Rescan configuration every 30 seconds when FcFontSetList is called
 -->
                <rescan>
                        <int>30</int>
                </rescan>
        </config>
<!-- Disable font alias for Chinese <= 16px -->
  <match target="font">
    <test qual="any" name="family" compare="eq">
      <string>AR PL Mingti2L Big5</string>
      <string>AR PL SungtiL Big5</string>
      <string>AR PL New Sung</string>
      <string>Ming(ISO10646)</string>
      <string>MingLiu</string>
      <string>PMingLiu</string>
      <string>Kochi Mincho</string>
      <string>Baekmuk Dotum</string>
    </test>
    <test name="pixelsize" compare="less_eq">
      <double>16</double>
    </test>
    <edit name="antialias">
      <bool>false</bool>
    </edit>
    <edit name="hinting">
      <bool>true</bool>
    </edit>
  </match>
</fontconfig>
Did a lot of Googling about fontconfig and WindowMaker but still don't konw where the problem is.
Any help is deeply appreciated.

Many thanks

Last edited by Cyber_Paladin; 09-15-2006 at 12:54 PM. Reason: Forgot to type what I set in LC_CTYPE and LANG : )
 
  


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