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Bug 216321 - sarif fonts are hard to read in Thunderbird and Firefox
sarif fonts are hard to read in Thunderbird and Firefox
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: freetype (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: X/OpenGL Maintenance List
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Reported: 2006-11-19 03:44 EST by Dirk Gfroerer
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHEL5-GA
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-04-10 05:46:39 EDT
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Part of a screen shot illustrating the problem (2.32 KB, image/png)
2006-11-19 03:44 EST, Dirk Gfroerer
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Description Dirk Gfroerer 2006-11-19 03:44:40 EST
Description of problem:

RHEL 5 Beta 2


How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Launch firefox.
2. Navigate to e.g. http://www.heise.de/newsticker
3. Take a look at the page being rendered.
Actual results:
Page is hard to read. Charactersequences like e.g. al are glued together.

Expected results:
Page is easy to read as it used to be with RHEL 4.
Comment 1 Dirk Gfroerer 2006-11-19 03:44:40 EST
Created attachment 141578 [details]
Part of a screen shot illustrating the problem
Comment 2 Matthias Clasen 2006-11-19 20:14:54 EST
core X fonts are pretty irrelevant here, since firefox uses pango for rendering.
Reassigning to freetype.
Comment 3 Alexei Podtelezhnikov 2007-02-07 15:51:17 EST
-- uses pango.. reassigning to freetype...  
-- huh? why not pango?
Comment 4 Alexei Podtelezhnikov 2007-04-05 19:01:26 EDT
This bug should be closed by now. firefox/pango updates had fixed it like more 
than a month ago
Comment 5 Matěj Cepl 2007-04-06 08:46:40 EDT
Reporter, could you please confirm comment 4?
Comment 6 Dirk Gfroerer 2007-04-10 04:16:48 EDT
Yes, this seems to be fixed in RHEL 5 final.

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