Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1297374
after selecting a font for view, the "Sample" tab does not load sample text correctly
Last modified: 2016-04-23 03:15:47 EDT
Created attachment 1113570 [details]
screenshot showing error state
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):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. open fontmatrix
2. double click any font
3. "Sample" tab is selected by default and shows incorrect sample text
screenshot included : displays commas, parenthesis, semicolons, etc.
loading a meaningful sample of glyphs used in font, or text configured in preferences
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.
current release source from fontmatrix repository (not the source rpm) compiles and runs correctly.
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...
Please reopen if you still see this bug by providing requested information above.