Should we expect Liberation fonts to be installed?

Scott Ritchie scott at
Tue Aug 3 17:42:55 CDT 2010

On 08/03/2010 03:09 PM, David Gerard wrote:
> On 3 August 2010 21:57, Scott Ritchie <scott at> wrote:
>> This bug, for instance, prevents Photoshop from working unless there is
>> an Arial font installed:
>> Wine doesn't seem to respect system-level fontconfig aliases, so even
>> though Liberation Sans is installed on the system Photoshop won't try to
>> use it in place of Arial.
> This is an excellent idea, except that the Liberation fonts are really
> horrible. I've *tried* using them for general text use and they make
> me want to gouge my eyes out.
> Is there really no reasonable way to detect the system font settings
> in GNOME or KDE? And where detection fails, a Wine control panel
> perhaps?
> - d.

Well, if we did use the fontconfig aliases, you'd be seeing the
Liberation fonts unless you had the real Arial installed ;)

Scott Ritchie

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