Bug 198094 - m in DejaVu squashed
m in DejaVu squashed
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dejavu-fonts (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Nicolas Mailhot
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2006-07-09 10:41 EDT by Jim Cornette
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-07-09 12:00:24 EDT
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Created a new profile, (104.41 KB, image/png)
2006-07-09 10:41 EDT, Jim Cornette
no flags Details
even worse renderiing (123.15 KB, image/png)
2006-07-09 10:45 EDT, Jim Cornette
no flags Details
reducing dp1 by 20 dpi (172.72 KB, image/png)
2006-07-09 19:54 EDT, Jim Cornette
no flags Details

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Description Jim Cornette 2006-07-09 10:41:14 EDT
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):


How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install fonts
2. Type characters starting with m in them
3. See next characters
Actual results:

Could not make out clearly what the character was supposed to be.

Expected results:

Sufficient spacing between characters to allow clarity.
Additional info:
Comment 1 Jim Cornette 2006-07-09 10:41:15 EDT
Created attachment 132131 [details]
Created a new profile,
Comment 2 Jim Cornette 2006-07-09 10:45:52 EDT
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.
Comment 3 Nicolas Mailhot 2006-07-09 11:53:08 EDT
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
Comment 4 Nicolas Mailhot 2006-07-09 11:59:13 EDT
Perhaps you do not mean overlapping, but would like the font letter spacing wider?
Comment 5 Nicolas Mailhot 2006-07-09 12:00:24 EDT
Closing upstream, please follow the freedesktop bug now
Comment 6 Jim Cornette 2006-07-09 19:51:02 EDT
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.
Comment 7 Jim Cornette 2006-07-09 19:54:19 EDT
Created attachment 132153 [details]
reducing dp1 by 20 dpi

The spacing was set to 94 dpi originally. Reducing the dpi seems to make the
fonts more readable.

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