Bug 1000691 - Cardo font unusable, badly displayed
Summary: Cardo font unusable, badly displayed
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: scholarsfonts-cardo-fonts   
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Parag Nemade
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-08-24 10:26 UTC by tHEos
Modified: 2015-04-30 09:36 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version: scholarsfonts-cardo-fonts-1.045-9.fc21
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-01-27 02:54:26 UTC
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Attachments (Terms of Use)
OS/2 expected values (50.62 KB, image/png)
2013-08-26 06:06 UTC, Pravin Satpute
no flags Details
Updated spec, showing use of patch (3.84 KB, text/plain)
2015-01-13 22:37 UTC, Paul Flo Williams
no flags Details
Metrics patch for Regular and Bold. Italic doesn't require adjustment. (1.10 KB, patch)
2015-01-13 22:38 UTC, Paul Flo Williams
no flags Details | Diff

Description tHEos 2013-08-24 10:26:38 UTC
Description of problem:

Font is badly displayed so that it is unreadable.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

When used in Abiword or LibreOffice Writer.

Actual results:

In LibreOffice:
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.

Expected results:

Neatness. This font has a great potential.

Comment 1 Pravin Satpute 2013-08-26 06:06:10 UTC
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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Comment 3 Paul Flo Williams 2015-01-13 22:37:25 UTC
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.

Comment 4 Paul Flo Williams 2015-01-13 22:38:22 UTC
Created attachment 979774 [details]
Metrics patch for Regular and Bold. Italic doesn't require adjustment.

Comment 5 Parag Nemade 2015-01-14 00:17:52 UTC
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.

Comment 6 Parag Nemade 2015-01-14 09:01:25 UTC
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.

Comment 7 Paul Flo Williams 2015-01-14 09:44:46 UTC
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.

Comment 8 Paul Flo Williams 2015-01-14 09:50:27 UTC
I'm also contacting the font's creator about the fixes, so the patch can be considered as upstreamed.

Comment 9 Parag Nemade 2015-01-14 09:53:57 UTC
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.

Comment 10 Parag Nemade 2015-01-14 13:15:02 UTC
Fixed this now in rawhide and will push to stable branches by tomorrow.

Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2015-01-16 09:10:36 UTC
scholarsfonts-cardo-fonts-1.045-9.fc20 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 20.

Comment 12 Fedora Update System 2015-01-16 09:10:38 UTC
scholarsfonts-cardo-fonts-1.045-9.fc21 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 21.

Comment 13 Fedora Update System 2015-01-17 05:42:13 UTC
Package scholarsfonts-cardo-fonts-1.045-9.fc21:
* 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.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 14 Fedora Update System 2015-01-27 02:54:26 UTC
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.

Comment 15 Fedora Update System 2015-01-27 02:57:18 UTC
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.

Comment 16 Paul Flo Williams 2015-04-30 09:36:03 UTC
(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.

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