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Status for fonts-dejavu/2.37-6

Patch Description Author Forwarded Bugs Origin Last update
upstream-homepage.patch update upstream homepage Fabian Greffrath <> no
0002-fontconfig-remove-generic-name-assignment-and-aliasi.patch [PATCH 02/15] fontconfig: remove generic name assignment and aliasing
This removes the generic name assignment and the generic name aliasing
rules for the three standard DejaVu Sans, Sans-Mono and Serif fonts.

These rules are redundant as they are already in the fontconfig
upstream config files 45-latin.conf and 60-latin.conf, respectively,
for at least 10 years now, c.f.:

We have a bug report in Debian from a user who complains that he
changed the preference for the default sans-serif font in the expected
rule, i.e. 60-latin.conf, and was confused when his change was
overridden by fonts-dejavu's own rule in 57-dejavu-sans.conf:

The reporter confirms that removing the offending lines from the
config files in the fonts-dejavu package causes the intended changes
applied to the 60-latin.conf file to take effect.

Thanks for considering!
Fabian Greffrath <> no 2017-05-15

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