Luxi Mono and recent KDE
James Richard Tyrer
tyrerj at acm.org
Thu Jan 20 08:02:15 GMT 2005
> KDE's font choosing mechanism does not recognize Luxi Mono as a fixed width
> font. This can be detected by attempting to set the font in Konsole to a
> custom font, which lists only fonts that KDE believes are fixed-width. Also,
> in the Control Center, under Appearance and Themes, in the Fonts dialog, Luxi
> Mono does not show up as a Fixed Width font.
> Some people will not notice the problem if they're currently using Luxi Mono,
> but if they change the Konsole font to another font, they will notice that
> Luxi Mono is not available in the list to switch to.
> I reported this as a bug, but Stephen Kulow blames Qt or fontconfig and did
> not want to follow the problem further. However, I have not recently upgraded
> Qt or fontconfig -- only KDE to recent CVS. Other people who have recently
> upgraded KDE but not Qt or fontconfig also report the problem.
I started a general bug for this:
Please add your comments there.
The ultimate cause of various font problems appears to be Qt and/or
In theory, you could fix this in FontConfig. But, I can't figure out
why this doesn't work:
<test qual="any" name="family">
<edit name="spacing" mode="assign">
It would help if just a little more info was available and a debug
option for: "fc-cache" would help.
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