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|Summary:||[ml_IN] Title bar and desktop panels are bigger for indic locales|
|Product:||Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6||Reporter:||Praveen Arimbrathodiyil <parimbra>|
|Component:||smc-fonts||Assignee:||Pravin Satpute <psatpute>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:||QE Internationalization Bugs <qe-i18n-bugs>|
|Version:||6.0||CC:||aalam, behdad, eng-i18n-bugs, llim, notting|
|Fixed In Version:||smc-fonts-04.2-8.el6||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2010-11-10 16:38:02 EST||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Praveen Arimbrathodiyil 2010-05-10 04:52:28 EDT
Description of problem: There is lot of extra spaces above and below text and the user experience is poor compared to english locale. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): metacity-2.28.0-15.el6.x86_64 How reproducible: always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Select any Indic locale from login screen (eg Malayalam) 2. observe size of desktop panel 3. open any window and observe size of title bar Actual results: title bar and panel size is bigger with lot of spaces above and below text compared to english locale in the same resolution Expected results: similar experience like english locale Additional info:
Comment 1 Praveen Arimbrathodiyil 2010-05-10 04:53:28 EDT
Created attachment 412760 [details] screenshot with en_IN locale
Comment 2 Praveen Arimbrathodiyil 2010-05-10 04:54:33 EDT
Created attachment 412761 [details] screenshot with ml_IN locale
Comment 4 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-05-10 06:48:07 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux major release. Product Management has requested further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Major release. This request is not yet committed for inclusion.
Comment 5 Pravin Satpute 2010-05-14 00:49:28 EDT
Created attachment 413942 [details] ligature describing need for extra space below and above this is not metacity issue, this is problem from fonts reason behind this is font metrics of Meera Rachana: Ascent: 1638, Descent: 410 Meera: Ascent: 1147, Descent: 901 Lohit: Ascent: 650, Descent: 374 some ligature of Meera requires this space see bug #523454
Comment 6 Praveen Arimbrathodiyil 2010-05-14 01:55:25 EDT
I don't think it is specific to Meera of Malayalam, we noticed problems with Panjabi and Telugu as well. Latin characters along with Panjabi was even getting cut at the bottom.
Comment 7 Praveen Arimbrathodiyil 2010-05-14 02:11:29 EDT
Title bar is of expected size with other fonts, but we need to fix it for Meera as well. We know Ascent and Descent of Meera differs from other fonts, but if you look at the values you have given, even though the Descent is more Ascent is proportionally less. So how would that affect this bug?
Comment 8 fujiwara 2010-05-14 02:25:30 EDT
metacity calculates the text height == pango_font_metrics ascent (metrics) + descent (metrics) and my understanding is the metacity is right. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=530085#c16
Comment 9 Bill Nottingham 2010-05-17 11:10:11 EDT
Should this bug be reassigned?
Comment 10 Praveen Arimbrathodiyil 2010-06-10 04:38:07 EDT
for Meera this can be fixed by changing the fontconfig configuration. current configuration is, <match target="font"> <test name="family"> <string>Meera</string> </test> <edit name="matrix" mode="assign"> <times> <name>matrix</name> <matrix> <double>1.2</double><double>0</double> <double>0</double><double>1.2</double> </matrix> </times> </edit> </match> <times> and </times> should be removed.
Comment 11 Pravin Satpute 2010-06-10 05:12:04 EDT
Praveen can you attach images, showing the difference?
Comment 12 Praveen Arimbrathodiyil 2010-06-10 07:16:45 EDT
Created attachment 422867 [details] with <times> tag
Comment 13 Praveen Arimbrathodiyil 2010-06-10 07:18:21 EDT
Created attachment 422869 [details] without <times> tag
Comment 15 Pravin Satpute 2010-06-21 01:54:51 EDT
fixed in smc-fonts-04.2-8.el6
Comment 17 A S Alam 2010-09-06 00:23:43 EDT
tag <times> removed from fonts tested Package: smc-meera-fonts-04.2-11.el6.noarch
Comment 18 firstname.lastname@example.org 2010-11-10 16:38:02 EST
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 is now available and should resolve the problem described in this bug report. This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of CURRENTRELEASE. You may reopen this bug report if the solution does not work for you.