Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#7035 closed defect (fixed)

Themes shouldn't reference bitstream vera sans anymore

Reported by: superm1@… Owned by: Isaac Richards
Priority: minor Milestone: 0.22
Component: Themes Version: head
Severity: medium Keywords:
Cc: Ticket locked: no

Description

Currently a lot of themes are still referencing bitstream vera sans. As per http://www.gnome.org/fonts/ these fonts are no longer developed and will likely be removed from distros in the future. This has already happened for Ubuntu.

The replacement fonts are the DejaVu? family. See http://dejavu-fonts.org/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page for more information.

"The DejaVu? fonts are a font family based on the Vera Fonts. Its purpose is to provide a wider range of characters while maintaining the original look and feel through the process of collaborative development (see authors), under a Free license. "

Attachments (1)

dejavu_fonts.patch (235.4 KB) - added by superm1@… 10 years ago.
dejavu patch

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Change History (6)

Changed 10 years ago by superm1@…

Attachment: dejavu_fonts.patch added

dejavu patch

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by superm1@…

Worth mentioning bitstream vera already doesn't exist in debian or ubuntu anymore. Any apps that were hardcoding references to it were supposed to switch over to Dejavu: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=461308

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by stuartm

(In [21964]) Replace instances of Bitstream fonts in default themes with DejaVu? fonts. Refs #7035

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by stuartm

Milestone: 0.220.23
Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by stuartm

Milestone: 0.230.22

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by superm1@…

What about all the other themes other than default? Shouldn't these be updated as well? (Those in oldthemes/ and themes/ too)

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