Bug 87240 - Bold font versions are not used to render bold text, instead the standard font is rendered wider
Summary: Bold font versions are not used to render bold text, instead the standard fon...
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Product: konsole
Classification: Applications
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: 1.3.2
Platform: Gentoo Packages Linux
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Konsole Developer
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Reported: 2004-08-15 11:28 UTC by Martin
Modified: 2007-07-24 19:32 UTC (History)
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Description Martin 2004-08-15 11:28:28 UTC
Version:           1.3.2 (using KDE KDE 3.2.3)
Installed from:    Gentoo Packages
OS:                Linux

I have a font family comprising at least a normal and a bold version of the font.  In the font selection dialog all version can be selected and are used correctly by konsole.

However, if I choose the normal version I would expect the bold version to be used for bold text (like in man pages or if exlicitely switched on via escape sequences).

Konsole does *not* use the bold version, but instead renders my normal font twice, with a horizontal offset of one pixel.  This looks like bold, but the original bold font version is much nice.

Proposed solution: Just use bold font version directly if they are available.  Maybe this should be configurable.
Comment 1 Robert Knight 2006-10-01 05:34:27 UTC
Bold fonts seem to render properly in KDE 3.5.x for me, can you confirm whether it looks right for you?
Comment 2 Martin 2006-10-01 09:42:32 UTC
I rechecked with konsole version 1.6.2 in KDE version 3.5.2.

No change here.  I did not say, there is no boldification.  It is just that the bold font version is not used if available.
Comment 3 Robert Knight 2007-02-10 03:33:55 UTC
Will fix in the KDE 4 series.
Comment 4 Robert Knight 2007-07-24 19:32:13 UTC
Fixed in KDE 4, use normal Qt text rendering facilities to render bold text.  Looks much better than bold text in KDE 3's Konsole and avoids clipping the right-edge of characters.