Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1000691
Cardo font unusable, badly displayed
Last modified: 2015-04-30 05:36:03 EDT
Description of problem:
Font is badly displayed so that it is unreadable.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
When used in Abiword or LibreOffice Writer.
Letters are cut vertically. However when printed to pdf it becomes better.
In Abiword it creates very large vertical line on cursor, otherwise font appears.
In both cases typing is very unpleasent. Which makes it difficult to concentrate on the work.
Neatness. This font has a great potential.
Created attachment 790298 [details]
OS/2 expected values
I have done analysis of this bug and problem is due to improper OS/2 metric. It should be as given in image.
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Created attachment 979773 [details]
Updated spec, showing use of patch
I concur with Pravin's assessment and am attaching a patch and updated spec showing use of the patch.
Created attachment 979774 [details]
Metrics patch for Regular and Bold. Italic doesn't require adjustment.
Just few hours before I started working on this f19 bug but wanted using some fontforge API and left the work for today.
Thanks for the ttx way patch. I will apply this today.
I applied patch only for Regular font, sorry forgot to modify commit message. Reason then there is italic style also present and we need to check if it also needs patch. If you can test and provide updated patch I will commit and build new release which will install all these 3 fonts.
Sorry, I should have made it clearer: the Italic style is not affected, only Regular and Bold. The supplied patch is the complete fix for this package.
I'm also contacting the font's creator about the fixes, so the patch can be considered as upstreamed.
Thanks. I will fix and build it. I remember to have contacted the author a year back but no reply. Let's see if you will get any reply and we get new upstream release soon.
Fixed this now in rawhide and will push to stable branches by tomorrow.
scholarsfonts-cardo-fonts-1.045-9.fc20 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 20.
scholarsfonts-cardo-fonts-1.045-9.fc21 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 21.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 21 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing scholarsfonts-cardo-fonts-1.045-9.fc21'
as soon as you are able to.
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scholarsfonts-cardo-fonts-1.045-9.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
scholarsfonts-cardo-fonts-1.045-9.fc21 has been pushed to the Fedora 21 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
(In reply to Paul Flo Williams from comment #8)
> I'm also contacting the font's creator about the fixes, so the patch can be
> considered as upstreamed.
Just to follow up on this: no news from upstream. I got a "mailbox full" response to the email address on the website, and no response to an email to his ISP's email address.
I think we'll be carrying a local patch to these fonts for a few years.