Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 227406
garbage characters on some websites (pango disabled)
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:56 EST
Description of problem:
I used to browse without pango enabled. Everything was ok until few days ago
(probably after a firefox update) that some sites shows text as scattered
letters all over the text place. Firefox works ok
I have to enable pango to solve the problem (menu->system tools->system settings)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Created attachment 147398 [details]
Probably related to Firefox bug 227257. The solution is that you just should not
disable Pango -- running gecko without pango is not supported in Fedora (it is
there just for debugging/development reasons). See for more details the
sorry the braces in the previous comment should read
(the ability to switch off Pango stays in gecko just for ...)
(In reply to comment #2)
> Probably related to Firefox bug 227257. The solution is that you just should not
> disable Pango -- running gecko without pango is not supported in Fedora (it is
> there just for debugging/development reasons). See for more details the
> mentioned bug.
ok i have done that (disable pango) but this turns epiphany pretty useless.
Performance is so bad that you have to simply change browser to firefox.
Dont tell me switch to firefox :)
I am using epiphany myself :-), so I would tell you to file a bug against it and
describe thoroughly your problems with its performance.
The effect of the screenshot shows that something has gone terribly wrong.
The course of action would be to save the offending page, chop it in small
pieces so that a simple small test case can be extracted.
We now test only with Pango as enabled. There is no going back.
Make sure that "MOZ_DISABLE_PANGO" is not set.
Behdad/Akira, any chances you might know what may have caused this?
*** Bug 227475 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
What was pushed to FC6? Some of Akira's patches may be causing this. Akira,
can you check?
Well, there seems not implemented GetRangeWidth in nsFontMetricsXft.
Can we implement that?
*** Bug 227257 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Yes, I'm trying
*** Bug 227761 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Created attachment 147619 [details]
attached patch will fixes this issue.
That patch works fine for me...
fixed in rawhide.