Description of problem:
This was discussed in freetype-devel for much of early October under the thread "rendering issues with xpdf (and other viewers)".
upstream patch (this was applied after 1.8.2) - you will need to push this to all the fonts affected - in particular, lohit-devanagari-fonts-2.95.4-5.fc29.noarch
commit f18b7c859c92111446ca991743dd709e347d0301 (HEAD -> master, origin/master, origin/HEAD)
Author: Werner Lemberg <email@example.com>
Date: Sat Oct 6 09:04:35 2018 +0200
tafpgm.c: Fix stem width offset handling in storage area.
Problem reported by Hin-Tak Leung <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. "ftview 53 /usr/share/fonts/lohit-devanagari/Lohit-Devanagari.ttf"
2. navigate to glyph idx 472 with F9/F10/F11/F12
3. use up/down arrow key to see that the circular ring of 12 dots disappears and becomes 3 dots, etc.
3 dots and fewer than 12 dots for many sizes below about 60.
12 dots for idx 472 at all sizes.
This was discussed on freetype-devel for much of early October under 'rendering issues with xpdf (and other viewers)'
ttfautohint-1.8.2-1.fc29 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 29. https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2018-96f75e9054
ttfautohint-1.8.2-1.fc29 has been pushed to the Fedora 29 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
See https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Updates_Testing for
instructions on how to install test updates.
You can provide feedback for this update here: https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2018-96f75e9054
ttfautohint-1.8.2-1.fc29 has been pushed to the Fedora 29 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.