Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 326291
Some URW fonts include erroneous glyph, fixed upstream
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:18 EST
Description of problem:
The URW-fonts package in Fedora 7 erroneously includes font metadata which uses
the ogonek (a Polish diacritic, ie an accent) as U+FFFD the replacement
character in Unicode. This probably happened as a result of a bug in some
non-Unicode capable software years ago.
However it seems to be fixed in the latest version of these fonts, which I
linked as the URL for this bug report.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
This is a bug in the data, it is 100% reproducible for me
Steps to Reproduce:
1. View a web or other document which uses the URW fonts
2. Find somewhere where corruption or other error introduced U+FFFD
3. Look at the glyph shown
Notice that it appears as a curious comma-like accent, the ogonek!
It should be a question mark in a diamond or similar glyph as specified in
Unicode. Some other fonts provide such glyphs, if they do not then fallback
provides such a glyph from another font.
I suggest that simply updating to a newer version of the upstream font package
should fix this problem.
Oops, I forgot to mention that the specific fonts affected by this bug were
URW Gothic L, Nimbus Sans L, and Century Schoolbook L
Other fonts were not affected by this erroneous glyph
This problem is fixed in Fedora 8, with the package