Bug 213844 - some fonts look bad in firefox / thunderbird
some fonts look bad in firefox / thunderbird
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dejavu-lgc-fonts (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Behdad Esfahbod
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Reported: 2006-11-03 07:17 EST by Marius Andreiana
Modified: 2018-04-11 06:19 EDT (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 02:00:16 EST
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Screenshot-Enter Bug (Expert) - Mozilla Firefox.png (74.42 KB, image/png)
2006-11-03 07:17 EST, Marius Andreiana
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Thunderbird (1.35 KB, image/png)
2006-11-03 07:18 EST, Marius Andreiana
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Red Hat Bugzilla text edit area. (211.06 KB, image/png)
2008-04-09 12:31 EDT, Diego
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Xorg Bugzilla text. (132.67 KB, image/png)
2008-04-09 12:33 EDT, Diego
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Fedora Project Start Page. (81.66 KB, image/png)
2008-04-09 12:37 EDT, Diego
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Fedora Project Start Page in Fedora 9 Preview. (153.94 KB, image/png)
2008-04-20 10:24 EDT, Diego
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Red Hat Bugzilla text edit area in Fedora 9 Preview. (167.84 KB, image/png)
2008-04-20 10:25 EDT, Diego
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Description Marius Andreiana 2006-11-03 07:17:57 EST
Description of problem:
Please see the attached screenshots from firefox / thunderbird with fonts which
look bad. In FC5 they were ok.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. open webpage with textarea, such as this one
Comment 1 Marius Andreiana 2006-11-03 07:17:57 EST
Created attachment 140237 [details]
Screenshot-Enter Bug (Expert) - Mozilla Firefox.png
Comment 2 Marius Andreiana 2006-11-03 07:18:53 EST
Created attachment 140238 [details]
Comment 3 Bruce Brackbill 2006-11-04 12:22:12 EST
I also have the bad fonts in firefox and thunderbird. ( new fc6 install )

Generally speaking, the fonts accross the whole system are bad/ugly ( compared
to fc5 which were pretty good ).  This causes a very unpleasant experience using
Maybe this has something to do with bug:

I know this is not a support forum, but if someone could post how to set the
default system font to use the old fc5 fonts ( a a temporary workaround to this
problem ), your help would be much appreciated.

Comment 4 Matěj Cepl 2006-12-28 16:47:30 EST
Marius, it is probably too late to understand you -- what's exactly wrong with
the fonts? ReASSIGNing this to more appropriate component (hopefully).
Comment 5 Marius Andreiana 2006-12-29 03:43:10 EST
The letters seem un-aliased anymore, but I can't tell exactly. I'll try to get
another screenshot when I get a more obvious case.
Bug #210491 says freetype 2.2.2 fixes this.

Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 00:23:16 EDT
Fedora apologizes that these issues have not been resolved yet. We're
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Comment 7 Diego 2008-04-09 12:28:57 EDT
The bug is still present in Fedora 8 with Firefox
Here you are some more screenshots.
Comment 8 Diego 2008-04-09 12:31:37 EDT
Created attachment 301842 [details]
Red Hat Bugzilla text edit area.
Comment 9 Diego 2008-04-09 12:33:16 EDT
Created attachment 301843 [details]
Xorg Bugzilla text.
Comment 10 Diego 2008-04-09 12:37:15 EDT
Created attachment 301845 [details]
Fedora Project Start Page.

Please note the bad rendering with some letters. For example in the sentence:
"Red Hat is not responsible for content."
some letters have not good spacing. For example between "i" and "s" in "is";
"s" and "p", "i" and "b", "l" and "e" in "responsible".
Comment 11 Diego 2008-04-20 10:23:26 EDT
It seems to be solved in Fedora 9 Preview.
Comment 12 Diego 2008-04-20 10:24:39 EDT
Created attachment 303055 [details]
Fedora Project Start Page in Fedora 9 Preview.
Comment 13 Diego 2008-04-20 10:25:37 EDT
Created attachment 303056 [details]
Red Hat Bugzilla text edit area in Fedora 9 Preview.
Comment 14 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 02:04:30 EST
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Comment 15 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 02:00:16 EST
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