Bug 1275901 - odd kerning gaps
odd kerning gaps
Status: NEW
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libreoffice (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Caolan McNamara
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2015-10-28 01:40 EDT by Dr. David Alan Gilbert
Modified: 2016-11-24 08:16 EST (History)
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Slide incorporating screen captures of it's self (61.83 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.presentation)
2015-10-28 01:40 EDT, Dr. David Alan Gilbert
no flags Details
Screen shot of the text rendered on f25 (1.48 KB, image/png)
2016-11-24 08:15 EST, Dr. David Alan Gilbert
no flags Details

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Description Dr. David Alan Gilbert 2015-10-28 01:40:10 EDT
Description of problem:

See attached presentation, which includes some magnified screenshots; I'm seeing odd gaps in small text between letters that are just way too big.  A colleague said he doesn't see this in RHEL, hence filing as a Fedora bug.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Write some small text (seen in wordprocessor documents as well); not quite obvious what font/size combos trigger it

Actual results:
See attached; odd noticeable gaps within words

Expected results:
No big gaps

Additional info:
These screenshots gathered on a T530 with just it's internal 1920x1080 LCD
Comment 1 Dr. David Alan Gilbert 2015-10-28 01:40 EDT
Created attachment 1087144 [details]
Slide incorporating screen captures of it's self
Comment 2 David H. Gutteridge 2015-12-13 07:21:23 EST
This is likely related to upstream bug https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=72546.
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Comment 4 Dr. David Alan Gilbert 2016-11-24 08:15 EST
Created attachment 1223857 [details]
Screen shot of the text rendered on f25

This is much much better than it was when I originally reported it; the font weight is now consistent and the 'av' spacing is about right.
Still, the gap between the 'be' in my surname is still oddly large, and similarly the 'Da' gap could be smaller.


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