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Old 12-23-2018, 12:45 PM   #1
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Arial Kavovika or Arial Standaard


I am hoping this is a generic issue rather than CentOS specific.

I am using the MATE desktop in VirtualBox. I do not have any other desktops installed. After the 7.6 release the Control Center Appearance->Fonts dialog shows Arial Kavovika or Arial Standaard rather than Arial or Arial Regular.

Testing indicates the sole cause is the updated fontconfig package.

Before updating fontconfig:

Code:
fc-list | grep arial.ttf
/usr/share/fonts/msttcore/arial.ttf: Arial:style=Regular,Normal....
/usr/share/fonts/webcore/arial.ttf: Arial:style=Regular,Normal....
After updating fontconfig:

Code:
fc-list | grep arial.ttf
/usr/share/fonts/msttcore/arial.ttf: Arial:style=Standaard,Regular
/usr/share/fonts/webcore/arial.ttf: Arial:style=Κavovika,Regular
The change in language order might imply a locale issue. Yet locale environment variables are unchanged.

Flushing all known caches does not help.

Any ideas how to resolve this nuisance bug?

Thanks again.
 
Old 12-23-2018, 08:19 PM   #2
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Just to be thorough, what does the locale command report?
 
Old 12-24-2018, 12:16 PM   #3
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Just to be thorough, what does the locale command report?
Code:
LANG=en_US.UTF-8
LC_CTYPE="C"
LC_NUMERIC="C"
LC_TIME="C"
LC_COLLATE="C"
LC_MONETARY="C"
LC_MESSAGES="C"
LC_PAPER="C"
LC_NAME="C"
LC_ADDRESS="C"
LC_TELEPHONE="C"
LC_MEASUREMENT="C"
LC_IDENTIFICATION="C"
LC_ALL=C
 
Old 12-25-2018, 12:14 PM   #4
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This is interesting:

Code:
fc-list | grep msttcore | sort | egrep -v '=Regular|=Bold|=Italic'

/usr/share/fonts/msttcore/arial.ttf: Arial:style=Standaard,Regular
/usr/share/fonts/msttcore/arialbd.ttf: Arial:style=Έντονα,Bold
/usr/share/fonts/msttcore/arialbi.ttf: Arial:style=Έντονα Πλάγια,Bold Italic
/usr/share/fonts/msttcore/ariali.ttf: Arial:style=Πλάγια,Italic
/usr/share/fonts/msttcore/cour.ttf: Courier New:style=Κανονικά,Regular
/usr/share/fonts/msttcore/courbd.ttf: Courier New:style=tučné,Bold
/usr/share/fonts/msttcore/courbi.ttf: Courier New:style=fed kursiv,Bold Italic
/usr/share/fonts/msttcore/couri.ttf: Courier New:style=kurzíva,Italic
/usr/share/fonts/msttcore/times.ttf: Times New Roman:style=Standaard,Regular
/usr/share/fonts/msttcore/timesbd.ttf: Times New Roman:style=Έντονα,Bold
/usr/share/fonts/msttcore/timesbi.ttf: Times New Roman:style=Έντονα Πλάγια,Bold Italic
/usr/share/fonts/msttcore/timesi.ttf: Times New Roman:style=Πλάγια,Italic
Code:
fc-list | grep webcore | sort | egrep -v '=Regular|=Bold|=Italic'

/usr/share/fonts/webcore/arial.ttf: Arial:style=Κανονικά,Regular
/usr/share/fonts/webcore/arialbd.ttf: Arial:style=tučné,Bold
/usr/share/fonts/webcore/arialbi.ttf: Arial:style=tučné kurzíva,Bold Italic
/usr/share/fonts/webcore/ariali.ttf: Arial:style=kurzíva,Italic
/usr/share/fonts/webcore/cour.ttf: Courier New:style=Κανονικά,Regular
/usr/share/fonts/webcore/courbd.ttf: Courier New:style=tučné,Bold
/usr/share/fonts/webcore/courbi.ttf: Courier New:style=fed kursiv,Bold Italic
/usr/share/fonts/webcore/couri.ttf: Courier New:style=kurzíva,Italic
/usr/share/fonts/webcore/times.ttf: Times New Roman:style=Normál,Regular
/usr/share/fonts/webcore/timesbd.ttf: Times New Roman:style=tučné,Bold
/usr/share/fonts/webcore/timesbi.ttf: Times New Roman:style=tučné kurzíva,Bold Italic
/usr/share/fonts/webcore/timesi.ttf: Times New Roman:style=kurzíva,Ita
Only those three fonts are affected.
 
Old 12-26-2018, 05:52 PM   #5
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Inconclusive, but I installed the MATE 1.20 packages in a Slackware Current VM running fontconfig 2.13.1. No such issue. My CentOS 7.6 VM uses MATE 1.16 and fontconfig 2.13.0.
 
  


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