Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 217847
[zh_CN/TW]the spacing of password is abnormal in login screen
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:50 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #216099 +++
Description of problem:
the spacing of password is abnormal on zh_CN and zh_TW locales in login screen.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Log in system on zh_CN or zh_TW locale.
2.Type username and password.
The spacing and character size is not same as that on en_US locale. The spacing
is big and character is displayed a small point.
-- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2006-11-17 15:01 EST --
This looks like a font issue to me
-- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 2006-11-19 21:40 EST --
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-- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2006-11-30 00:45 EST --
Password char is U+2022. Its width in Japanese font is bigger than others.
-- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 2006-11-30 06:51 EST --
After some discussion with Peng and testing, we found that uming.ttf and
ukai.ttf introduced this issue. current schedule is that tight and we aren't
confident to get the right fix in uming and ukai. so just removing U+2022 from
them is realistic and certain way for a workaround.
we may want to clone this bug for FC to get the right fix for future release.
It's technically is not a bug because in unicode, the character's description is
'BULLET, black small circle' which it is reasonable to be small.
How about we use U+25CF as password mask? Or there is a GNOME-wide or Red Hat
standard to use U+2022 as mask?
It would be fine to make U+2022 larger if the mainstream feedbacks think it has
to be scaled up.
Consulted upstream of uming.ttf & ukai.ttf, Arne Götje (IRC: irc.freenode.net
#cjkunifonts), such glyph is made by the original donator Arphic.
Moreover, he suggested that the glyph size is reasonable which he is not
recommended to make changes on our side as well as he has no intention to that
on his future release.
Closing this bug as WONTFIX. If anyone insists that the glyph is not acceptable.
I personally recommend U+25CF as a replacement of the password mask. Please then
create a new bug to certain GNOME component to request for a change.