Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 198094
m in DejaVu squashed
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:37 EST
Description of problem:
When viewing the font within the gnome-terminal and various applications, the m
overlaps following characters. This overlapping make readability difficult when
viewing the fonts.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install fonts
2. Type characters starting with m in them
3. See next characters
Could not make out clearly what the character was supposed to be.
Sufficient spacing between characters to allow clarity.
Created attachment 132131 [details]
Created a new profile,
Created attachment 132132 [details]
even worse renderiing
Though I set my settings for the system to DejaVu, monospace was chosen and the
overlapping is even to a greater degree. This is what system settings looked
like with monospace and system settings set to DejaVu.
Thanks for the report.
The first shot looks like DejaVu Sans Mono - and I agree m looks sqhashed but
there's little you can do with m in monospace - it's the widest latin leter and
it has to fit in the same mono grid as other letters
Your second screenshot OTOH shows a serif font, so it's certainly not DejaVu
Sabs Mono so I believe this is NOTMYBUG
I'll open a bug in the dejavu bugzilla for the first screen, but as I wrote
given in monospace m must have the same width as other letters, and the width of
its lines can not shrink below 1 pixel, I don't really see what the designers can do
Perhaps you do not mean overlapping, but would like the font letter spacing wider?
Closing upstream, please follow the freedesktop bug now
I'll follow the upstream bug. I did however find out that reducing the dpi from
its 94 dpi setting to a setting in the 70s looks a lot better and there is not
that same problem as noted above. I understand now what is meant by monospacing
Attached below is for comparison.
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reducing dp1 by 20 dpi
The spacing was set to 94 dpi originally. Reducing the dpi seems to make the
fonts more readable.