Description of problem:
The letter 'Ã¶' of Bitstream Vera Sans at size 11 and 12 is narrow
compared to an 'o' when subpixel rendering is enabled.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC3 and update.
2. Create test account and log in.
3. Enable subpixel rendering in the Font preferences.
4. Go to http://www.alexander.bostrom.net/ouml.html using Firefox.
The letter 'Ã¶' is not as wide as the letter 'o'.
The letter 'Ã¶' should look like an 'o' with two dots.
from bug #139194 for a screenshot.
Looks like it is coming from a different font?
A) Do screenshots with the font selector from gnome-font-selector
rather than firefox. Firefox font selection isn't directly
driven off the system mechanismss.
B) As for bug 139194, provide unscaled croppedscreenshots, rather
than scaled screenshots.
Ok, here are a couple of more screenshots. Neither these are scaled. :-)
Created attachment 106754 [details]
Bitstream Vera Sans at size 12
Created attachment 106755 [details]
Bitstream Vera Sans Mono at size 12
Confirmed. Weird. Something is going wrong in the autohinter code
that snaps the width of the stems to integral widths. (Note that
the same thing happens for "mono" rendering.)
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Closing per lack of response to previous request for information.
This bug was originally filed against a much earlier version of Fedora
Core, and significant changes have taken place since the last version
for which this bug is confirmed.
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get to this bug earlier.