mintty fonts (was: Re: setup and mintty)

Ryan Johnson
Wed May 25 21:00:00 GMT 2011

On 25/05/2011 3:48 PM, Andy Koppe wrote:
> On 25 May 2011 19:05, Ryan Johnson wrote:
>>>> How do you get mintty to see Liberation Mono? I downloaded the family
>>>> from
>>>> redhat, installed it on my w7-x64 machine, made sure it was set to
>>>> 'show,'
>>>> and started a fresh mintty, but it still can't find the font.
>>> Works for me, on w7-x64. Make sure the font shows up in the Fonts
>>> control panel and that it isn't hidden, i.e. not appearing greyed out.
>>> There's a 'Show' button along the top of the panel in case it is.
>> I tried to say before that I have done that (I saw the closed bug about this
>> and made sure to follow the instructions there). Unchecking that setting
>> about language-specific hiding made a whole bunch of other (presumably
>> Asian) fonts show up in mintty, but still no Liberation Mono.
> I actually wasn't talking about that option, but the abilily to
> show/hide each font separately. But it doesn't sound like that's the
> issue anyway.
>> The font is officially installed, officially showing, and usable by just
>> about everything except mintty. Most apps (like Word) picked it up
>> immediately.
> Right, I'm afraid that leaves me stumped, given it's fine here. Do you
> fancy messing with the mintty source code to see which flag on
> ChooseFont() is excluding that font? It's in select_font() in
> winctrls.c. I guess CF_FIXEDPITCHONLY is the prime candidate.
Removing CF_FIXEDPITCHONLY indeed allows the font to show (and a whole 
pile of non fixed-pitch friends). Apparently the font version I 
downloaded (liberation-fonts-ttf- doesn't mark itself as 

When I select liberation mono, ChooseFont populates the LOGFONT with 
lfPitchAndFamily=0x32. MSDN says:
> The two low-order bits specify the pitch of the font and can be one of 
> the following values.

Sure enough, grep-find over /usr/include/w32api shows:
> wingdi.h:380:#define VARIABLE_PITCH 2

I guess somebody needs to file a bug with, but I didn't 
see an obvious way to request an account with them. Do you have one by 


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