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|Summary:||[hinting] Lowercase U, V, W, X and Y too thin at 18px bold|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||cantabile <cantabile.desu>|
|Component:||liberation-fonts||Assignee:||Pravin Satpute <psatpute>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Version:||23||CC:||fonts-bugs, i18n-bugs, petersen, psatpute|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2016-12-20 02:50:47 EST||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description cantabile 2011-12-15 11:53:18 EST
Description of problem: The lowercase U, V, W, X and Y in liberation sans at 18px and bold are noticeably thinner than the other letters of the alphabet. It's quite distracting. There is a screenshot attached. It appears to happen only at 18px (bold). Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 1.07.1 Additional info: I'm using arch linux.
Comment 1 cantabile 2011-12-15 11:54:57 EST
Created attachment 547370 [details] screenshot illustrating the problem
Comment 2 Jens Petersen 2011-12-15 21:57:46 EST
I wonder if it is related to hinting?
Comment 3 Pravin Satpute 2011-12-19 08:56:33 EST
Created attachment 548581 [details] liberation fonts @ 18pt size by disabling autohint and enabling font level hint Yes, inside fonts width of character is perfect. There are some other hinting bugs are pending for liberation. i will looks all together. I tested this with freetype demo program $ftstring -m abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvw ppem 200 /usr/share/fonts/liberation/LiberationSans-Bold.ttf (f for forcing autohint, h for disabling glyph hint, up/down for increasing pt size) If we enable autohint, everything works fine. I think we should enable autohint in liberation-fonts .conf file.
Comment 5 Pravin Satpute 2012-10-05 01:43:53 EDT
Created attachment 621940 [details] screenshot showing issues is resolved with latest release 2.00.1 This issues is fixed in Liberation 2.00.1 version available in Fedora 18 and Rawhide. Please let me know if you still see the issue
Comment 6 Fedora End Of Life 2013-04-03 16:30:42 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 19 development cycle. Changing version to '19'. (As we did not run this process for some time, it could affect also pre-Fedora 19 development cycle bugs. We are very sorry. It will help us with cleanup during Fedora 19 End Of Life. Thank you.) More information and reason for this action is here: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/HouseKeeping/Fedora19
Comment 7 Pravin Satpute 2014-04-17 04:09:18 EDT
Since in Fedora we switched back to Liberation 1.07 this bug still exist in Fedora. Will check and update this accordingly.
Comment 8 Jan Kurik 2015-07-15 11:12:13 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 23 development cycle. Changing version to '23'. (As we did not run this process for some time, it could affect also pre-Fedora 23 development cycle bugs. We are very sorry. It will help us with cleanup during Fedora 23 End Of Life. Thank you.) More information and reason for this action is here: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/HouseKeeping/Fedora23
Comment 9 Fedora End Of Life 2016-11-24 05:35:48 EST
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Comment 10 Pravin Satpute 2016-12-20 02:50:47 EST
I am not planning to fix this issue on liberation 1.07.1. One can move to Liberation 2.00.1 for fix. I am hoping, in few next Fedora releases - we can actually migrate again to 2.00.1