Bug 1099829 - Disable font ligatures for text entry / mount points
Summary: Disable font ligatures for text entry / mount points
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pango
Version: 20
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Akira TAGOH
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-05-21 09:57 UTC by John Drinkwater
Modified: 2015-06-29 20:44 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-06-29 20:44:59 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description John Drinkwater 2014-05-21 09:57:24 UTC
Description of problem:
While going through the install of Fedora 20 on a MacBook Pro 8,3, noticed that the fi in /boot/efi is rendered as a ligature, which is off‐putting to look at as it moves the f further away from the e… it doesn’t seem appropriate to use for this text entry & display.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure install device
2. Mount the existing ESP to /boot/efi
3. Problem occurs

Actual results:
You see /boot/efi

Expected results:
You see /boot/efi

Additional info:
Will add more info if needed, but the f20 install had other issues ( bug 765954 ) so I wiped it already.

Comment 1 David Shea 2014-05-21 13:51:19 UTC
Anaconda is not using ligatures if you don't specify them, so it sounds like your issue is with how pango renders that particular combination of characters.

Comment 2 John Drinkwater 2014-05-21 19:08:52 UTC
It might be a general issue in Pango, but as this was in Anaconda considered best to report so - thought there might be a hint to force it off, as the font choice is a font choice. Will get a shot.

Comment 3 Khaled Hosny 2015-04-03 11:22:06 UTC
I fail to see how the ligature would “move the f further away from the e”, do you have a screenshot?

Comment 4 John Drinkwater 2015-04-04 02:27:37 UTC
(In reply to Khaled Hosny from comment #3)
> I fail to see how the ligature would “move the f further away from the e”,

The f merged with the i, that is how ligatures work. The displacement issue was the bug report.

I clearly forgot to grab a screenie, and don’t have the machine handy, but it will to be reproducible on an efi machine in the installer.

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