Bug 272481 - Firefox confused by fonts with many styles
Summary: Firefox confused by fonts with many styles
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Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox
Version: 12
Hardware: All
OS: All
medium
low
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Christopher Aillon
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
URL:
Whiteboard: FF3RawhideClose bzcl34nup
Depends On:
Blocks: x-fontstyle-support
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2007-08-31 17:27 UTC by Nicolas Mailhot
Modified: 2018-04-11 08:07 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-12-05 07:15:07 UTC


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Description Nicolas Mailhot 2007-08-31 17:27:07 UTC
The firefox font selector (to set the default fonts for each encodings) is
confused by fonts with many styles

For exemple it lists "DejaVu Sans" many times in its lists without giving users
a change to distinguish between the regular, condensed and extralight variants

The GNOME font selector & OO.o get this stuff right

firefox-2.0.0.6-5.fc8.x86_64

Comment 1 Christopher Aillon 2007-10-04 13:19:30 UTC
I'm fairly certain this has already been reported, and is actually a regression
because of pango(?) reporting different things than it used to.

Comment 2 Nicolas Mailhot 2007-10-04 13:49:57 UTC
Note that DejaVu used to work around Firefox limitations by declaring separate
font families (DejaVu, DejaVu Condensed...) instead of a single family with many
styles (DejaVu), which is the preferred way for modern fonts.

Since regardless of the DejaVu choice there are already many popular fonts in
the wild that do more than bold, italic and bold-italic DejaVu upstream decided
to stop contraining itself and have apps (like firefox) fix their font assumptions.

Comment 3 Matěj Cepl 2007-12-20 16:46:51 UTC
We just updated the Firefox version in Fedora/development from 2.0 to a 3.0
pre-release version, which improves performance, memory usage, and fixes many
bugs and crashes.

Closing as CANTFIX since we aren't fixing bugs filed against 2.0 now that 3.0 is
in.  If this bug is still present in rawhide using a Firefox 3.0 version, please
re-open this bug.

Thanks and Happy Holidays

Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 13:43:48 UTC
Based on the date this bug was created, it appears to have been reported
during the development of Fedora 8. In order to refocus our efforts as
a project we are changing the version of this bug to '8'.

If this bug still exists in rawhide, please change the version back to
rawhide.
(If you're unable to change the bug's version, add a comment to the bug
and someone will change it for you.)

Thanks for your help and we apologize for the interruption.

The process we're following is outlined here:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/F9CleanUp

We will be following the process here:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/HouseKeeping to ensure this
doesn't happen again.

Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 07:44:18 UTC
This message is a reminder that Fedora 8 is nearing its end of life.
Approximately 30 (thirty) days from now Fedora will stop maintaining
and issuing updates for Fedora 8.  It is Fedora's policy to close all
bug reports from releases that are no longer maintained.  At that time
this bug will be closed as WONTFIX if it remains open with a Fedora 
'version' of '8'.

Package Maintainer: If you wish for this bug to remain open because you
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Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 07:13:56 UTC
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of 
Fedora please feel free to reopen this bug against that version.

Thank you for reporting this bug and we are sorry it could not be fixed.

Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2009-11-16 07:57:10 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.

More information and reason for this action is here:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/HouseKeeping

Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2010-11-04 12:07:50 UTC
This message is a reminder that Fedora 12 is nearing its end of life.
Approximately 30 (thirty) days from now Fedora will stop maintaining
and issuing updates for Fedora 12.  It is Fedora's policy to close all
bug reports from releases that are no longer maintained.  At that time
this bug will be closed as WONTFIX if it remains open with a Fedora 
'version' of '12'.

Package Maintainer: If you wish for this bug to remain open because you
plan to fix it in a currently maintained version, simply change the 'version' 
to a later Fedora version prior to Fedora 12's end of life.

Bug Reporter: Thank you for reporting this issue and we are sorry that 
we may not be able to fix it before Fedora 12 is end of life.  If you 
would still like to see this bug fixed and are able to reproduce it 
against a later version of Fedora please change the 'version' of this 
bug to the applicable version.  If you are unable to change the version, 
please add a comment here and someone will do it for you.

Although we aim to fix as many bugs as possible during every release's 
lifetime, sometimes those efforts are overtaken by events.  Often a 
more recent Fedora release includes newer upstream software that fixes 
bugs or makes them obsolete.

The process we are following is described here: 
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/HouseKeeping

Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2010-12-05 07:15:07 UTC
Fedora 12 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2010-12-02. Fedora 12 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of 
Fedora please feel free to reopen this bug against that version.

Thank you for reporting this bug and we are sorry it could not be fixed.


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