Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 139194
Letter 'Ã¶' needs hinting.
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:54 EST
Description of problem:
The letter 'Ã¶' in Luxi Sans Typewriter at size 6 needs improved
hinting. It should look like an 'o', except for the dots, but instead
the right side of the ring is too thick.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC3 and update.
2. Create test account and log in.
3. Go to http://www.alexander.bostrom.net/ouml.html
4. Try again with subpixel rendering enabled.
With and without subpixel rendering, the right side of the ring is
thicker than the left side.
The left and right side of the ring should be equally thick and also
be equal to an 'o'.
Created attachment 106651 [details]
Screenshot of problem without subpixel rendering,
Created attachment 106652 [details]
Screenshot of problem with subpixel rendering enabled.
There is no such font as Luxi Sans Typewriter
'Lucida Typewriter' is a bitmap font as we ship it. (B&H may
have released a scalable version; is's reasonably close to
the Lucida Console shipped with Windows.)
'Luxi Mono 'is the scalable font. But it's serifed, so not
the font you are looking at.
So, I don't know what font is in your screenshot, and thus
can't do anything with this bug report. It *might* be
Luxi Sans - your screenshot doesn't look monospace. But
I'm not sure.
Also, can you attach non-scaled images? (Maybe a crop of
small portion. The scaled images make telling anything about
the font hinting basically impossible
The screenshots aren't scaled, but yes, full screenshots are overkill.
I actually did reproduce the effect in a couple of word processors,
but that was a bad idea as well...
But anyway, it was both a typo (wrote Luxi, meant Lucida Sans
Typewriter) and not a pure FC3 installation. Sorry!
The font I'm actually looking at is "Lucida Sans Typewriter" from
java-1.5.0-sun-1.5.0-2jpp.nosrc.rpm. It's easy to reproduce the
problem at sizes 9 to 14, if you're interested.
If the screenshots aren't scaled, then you have a lot more serious
display problems then a bit of mishinting on the Ã¶..
I don't really think there is anything I can do on this issue
with a font that doesn't come with FC3.
Ah, just switched to firefox recentlly, and didn't realize it tended
to scale images down without any visible indication other than