mintty fonts (was: Re: setup and mintty)

Corinna Vinschen
Thu May 26 13:20:00 GMT 2011

On May 26 08:09, Charles Wilson wrote:
> On 5/26/2011 2:09 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > On May 26 06:08, Andy Koppe wrote:
> >> On 25 May 2011 22:00, Ryan Johnson wrote:
> >>> On 25/05/2011 3:48 PM, Andy Koppe wrote:
> >>> 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 chance?
> >>
> >> Nope, sorry.
> >>
> >> Clicking at the first hopeful-looking Google result for "Liberation
> >> Mono", I'd downloaded it from a site called Apparently I
> >> picked up an old version without that problem: 1.04.
> > 
> > I installed and use from Fedora 14 without problems.
> Ah, but I installed liberation-fonts-ttf- from
>, and *DID* see the problem.
> That is, after installation, Liberation Mono did not show up in mintty's
> font selection window.

That's interesting.  I just hacked a simple test application which
calls ChooseFont.  The Liberation Mono font from F14 returns 0x31
in the LOGFONT lfPitchAndFamily member, so it's marked as fixed font.

The liberation-fonts-ttf- file from returns 0x32, so it's marked
as variable font.  This is certainly a packaging bug.

FYI, I reported this as a packaging bug upstream:


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