Change priority of Microsoft fonts in /etc/fonts/fonts.conf
I opened bug #230055, which got marked as wontfix.
I asked to change the relative priority of Bitstream and Microsoft font
aliases in /etc/fonts/fonts.conf, so that if both are installed
Bitstream will be used. Maintainer's reply was:
"I won't change that unless you convince upstream (or enough people on
e.g. debian-gtk-gnome) to do so. Upstream seems to consider that if you
installed non-free Microsoft fonts, you want them to be used."
I have case evidence of one person who has to install Microsoft fonts,
but doesn't want them use:
Prior to OO 1.1, you managed OO fonts with oopadmin. I would just
register Microsoft fonts with oopadmin and *not* install msttcorefonts.
Now, you have to register them the regular GTK/defoma way. It is
necessary to use Microsoft fonts in OpenOffice documents for
compatibility, but I *don't* want them used anywhere else.
I will just patch my own system to alter the priority, but does this at
least rate a "priority=low" debconf question?
Anyway probably other people than me are going to be hit by this going