Fontconfig 2.13.96-1 update conky didn't fit in the screen

I know this is off topic but with the latest upgrade of fontconfig to 2.13.96-1 the conky didnt fit in the screen, some configuration is changed. I didnt know what to do.

Change font size in conky.config
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9 to 8 still dont fit.
font = 'monospace:size=7',
This makes it too little.

Also have a look in /etc/fonts/conf.d to see if any symlinks have been broken.

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The solution is in /usr/share/fontconfig/conf.avail/60-Latin.conf edit to move

<family>DejaVu Serif</family>,
<family>DejaVu Sans</family>,
<family>DejaVu Sans Mono</family>

to the top of each block

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Hey I'll try that I have the same issue on 2 machines.

For example, Liberation font has added spacing between lines and my conky throws off the screen. I changed to DejaVu Sans yesterday and it was ok. I see your solution has something to do with DejaVu font, so that sounds great, will test this tonight, tnx! :slight_smile:

Hello All,
I did run into this issue after the update but I did not have to edit any font.config file. All I had to do to correct this issue is change formatting in the .conkyrc file here: font = 'GE Inspira Regular:pixelsize=13' like that and this resolved the issue.

Screenshot from 2022-02-07 09-58-00

I hope this helps someone incountering this issue.

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What did you add or remove in that line? pixelsize is the new part?

Sorry prior to my change the formatting for my conky was font = 'GE Inspira:size=11 and conky would not look at this setting so I had the larger letters then I switched it to the above and it fixed the issue.

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Gotcha! Mainly adding Regular and pixel. :slight_smile:

Hum that didn't help on my end. The font control is different, but it's either too small or shoots out of the screen, that is between 1 size increment.

This on the other hand fixed the issue. You have to reboot to take effect (not sure if logout/login would work, though).

My next question is: who should we advise about this so on next fonctconfig update it won't bring back that same issue?
I guess a bit of Whoogling would answer my question...

https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/fontconfig/

I mark it solved :slight_smile:

Contact us here if we were wrong about this.

It's on the move!
https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/fontconfig/fontconfig/-/issues/313

Plz upvote (on freedesktop) if you like it. :slight_smile:

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