Bug 155532 - Hinting should be disabled for Gujarati fonts.
Hinting should be disabled for Gujarati fonts.
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: fontconfig (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Carl Worth
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Reported: 2005-04-21 02:56 EDT by Ankit Patel
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: 2.3.92.cvs20051129-3
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Last Closed: 2005-12-13 18:43:37 EST
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Show the screenshot taken with enabling hinting. (62.76 KB, image/png)
2005-05-16 01:28 EDT, Ankit Patel
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Show the screenshot taken with disabling hinting. (65.25 KB, image/png)
2005-05-16 01:33 EDT, Ankit Patel
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Normal fonts with hinting enabled. (101.09 KB, image/png)
2005-05-16 04:33 EDT, Ankit Patel
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Normal fonts with hinting disabled. (104.38 KB, image/png)
2005-05-16 04:34 EDT, Ankit Patel
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Description Ankit Patel 2005-04-21 02:56:28 EDT
Description of problem:
Hinting for Gujarati fonts is Enabled by default. It should be disabled.

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How reproducible:
Anytime when you login in gujarati interface, you will get hinting enabled.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Login in Gujarati interface
2.check the look of the fonts
3.check the file /etc/fonts/fonts.conf
  
Actual results:
Fonts are not looking good. In /etc/fonts/fonts.conf file hinting is not false
for gujarati.

Expected results:
Fonts should look good. In /etc/fonts/fonts.conf file hinting should be false
for gujarati.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Leon Ho 2005-05-16 01:15:16 EDT
Runa mentioned the new testing font is good with hinting now on Bengali. Is it
true for Gujarati?
Comment 2 Ankit Patel 2005-05-16 01:21:02 EDT
No not good with hinting. If hinting is disabled then it looks better. I will
attach the screenshot soon...
Comment 3 Ankit Patel 2005-05-16 01:28:38 EDT
Created attachment 114409 [details]
Show the screenshot taken with enabling hinting.

When you enable hinting then some characters get distorted. In this screenshot
i have pointed a single word only, but there are more characters which have
distortion problem.
Comment 4 Ankit Patel 2005-05-16 01:33:39 EDT
Created attachment 114410 [details]
Show the screenshot taken with disabling hinting.

When you disable hinting then you can find the character better...
Comment 5 Leon Ho 2005-05-16 01:57:00 EDT
Ankit, is it only happen in Bold font? Because we cannot include bold font yet
(printing problems #137790)

So the question currently is, does regular font better with hinting or no-hinting?
Comment 6 Ankit Patel 2005-05-16 04:27:50 EDT
It happen to regular font also. So finally regular font better with no-hinting.
Comment 7 Ankit Patel 2005-05-16 04:33:56 EDT
Created attachment 114413 [details]
Normal fonts with hinting enabled.
Comment 8 Ankit Patel 2005-05-16 04:34:37 EDT
Created attachment 114414 [details]
Normal fonts with hinting disabled.
Comment 9 Leon Ho 2005-05-17 00:33:07 EDT
Final question, Ankit - is this issue unbearable to native Gujarati users? (i.e.
is it a MustFix for RHEL4 as oppose to fixing it in future version like next FC
and onwards?)
Comment 10 Ankit Patel 2005-05-17 01:17:48 EDT
It's not that much critical, We can fix this in the future version, may be next
FC...
Comment 11 Leon Ho 2005-05-18 02:30:17 EDT
Thanks, okay moving to Fedora Core and to the right component.
Comment 12 Carl Worth 2005-12-13 18:43:37 EST
This should be fixed now:

        * Tue Dec 13 2005 Carl Worth <cworth@redhat.com> - 2.3.92.cvs20051129-3
        - Disable hinting for Lohit Gujarati

But please double-check, (I don't actually have this font to test with).

I've also committed a fix for this upstream in fontconfig.

-Carl

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