Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1250964
[RHEL7.2][google-noto-fonts][gedit] google-noto-fonts has square boxes in gedit font selection window
Last modified: 2015-08-20 16:01:03 EDT
Description of problem:
While choosing google-noto-fonts in gedit's font selection window, the preview text appearing in square boxes with code values.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open 'gedit' -> 'preferences'
2. Goto 'Font&Colors' tab and click on 'Editor font' selection menu.
3. Search for 'noto'. Preview text of listed font's is in square boxes.
Preview text contains square boxes with code values .
Preview text should not contain square boxes.
Screenshot attached for reference.
Created attachment 1059853 [details]
Screenshot to reference google-noto-fonts issue
This is not an issue with fonts side. But rather font-viewer side.
But thinking about Noto family. I think it will be good to use alias rather than individual fonts name. It eating complete space.
So all Noto family fonts will use single name. "Noto Sans"
I feel this might/should be better addressed first in Fedora.
Moving to gtk3 based on first sentence of comment 3.
But again this is probably something that needs to be addressed
upstream in that case.
The font doesn't have coverage for the latin example text, would guess. Nothing GTK+ can magically fix. If we use fallback there, that would be misleading - you want to see how the font itself looks.
But I agree with Jens comment 4: this needs to be discussed and fixed upstream (gnome/fedora) first.