Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 379901
Libertine produces inappropriate ligatures
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:22 EST
Description of problem:
Pango's ligature detection is too keen (at least) with the Linux Libertine font.
It picks up things like fi, fl and ffi mid-word, but also spots roman numerals
and "No" as short for "number" when it's not appropriate.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start Pango-enabled app (e.g., Inkscape, Firefox).
2. Choose Linux Libertine font.
3. Find/type: difficult, UNIX, ASCII, Nobody.
See attached png (from Inkscape).
No ligature detection for UNIX, ASCII and Nobody.
Created attachment 256821 [details]
Image displaying inappropriate ligatures
Pango is just doing what the font requests: make a ligature for those
sequences. This is a bug in Libertine, so it should be fixed there.
Understood, component name and description changed accordingly.
Just relayed it to upstream. Roman numbers and "No" seem to be fixed with a more
recent version available in Fedora 8. Unfortunately this version won't build on
Fedora 7 because of an outdated fontforge package.
Confirmed --- fixed in 2.6.9-1.fc8.