Bug 1297374 - after selecting a font for view, the "Sample" tab does not load sample text correctly
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: fontmatrix (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Parag Nemade
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2016-01-11 05:43 EST by Emily Tench
Modified: 2016-04-23 03:15 EDT (History)
4 users (show)

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2016-01-11 05:43 EST, Emily Tench
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Description Emily Tench 2016-01-11 05:43:42 EST
Created attachment 1113570 [details]
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Description of problem:

after selecting a font for view, the "Sample" tab does not load sample text correctly - font displays correctly, playground works correctly, but sample text looks like it may be an error message or fragment of code

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


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. open fontmatrix
2. double click any font
3. "Sample" tab is selected by default and shows incorrect sample text

Actual results:

screenshot included : displays commas, parenthesis, semicolons, etc.

Expected results:

loading a meaningful sample of glyphs used in font, or text configured in preferences

Additional info:

I believe this was working properly in previous releases, but I am not 100% certain. The current user id was created as a clean home directory on a new install of Fedora Workstation 23 - so no settings have been carried over in the home directory from other distributions or from previous uses of fontmatrix.
Comment 1 Emily Tench 2016-01-11 06:25:41 EST
current release source from fontmatrix repository (not the source rpm) compiles and runs correctly.
Comment 2 Parag Nemade 2016-01-14 09:52:23 EST
Can you share what font you selected on which locale? I need this to reproduce this bug. Also take a screenshot of what sample text is looking for you?

I think font will render the selected language's sample text only when that font contains glyphs to render that sample text.

E.g. I selected Devanagari language font and sample text Hindi and rendering of sample text becomes readable. Otherwise you will see only commas, parenthesis etc...
Comment 3 Parag Nemade 2016-04-23 03:15:47 EDT
Please reopen if you still see this bug by providing requested information above.

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