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Missing 'Luxi Sans' font
- From: David Stacey <drstacey at tiscali dot co dot uk>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2015 22:54:37 +0100
- Subject: Missing 'Luxi Sans' font
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Following a request earlier in the year, I rebuilt mscgen with freetype
support. mscgen required a default font that was scalable, and as Cygwin
had a fairly limited selection of scalable fonts back then, I opted for
'Luxi Sans' from the 'font-bh-ttf' package.
In the recent font reorganisation, the package 'font-bh-ttf' was made
obsolete, replaced by 'xorg-x11-fonts-Type1'. Now,
'xorg-x11-fonts-Type1' doesn't provide 'Luxi Sans' - in fact, this font
is no longer provided in Cygwin. Is this intentional? I'm guessing this
might be because 'Luxi Sans' has a non-free licence - see .
If the user has the 'dejavu-fonts' package installed then 'fc-match
"Luxi Sans"' will find 'DejaVu Sans', so at least mscgen will pick a
sensible font by default. I'll rebuild mscgen to use 'DejaVu Sans' as
the default font - hopefully I'll get round to this at the weekend.
 - https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=317641
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