Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 448693
Some foreign (mostly Asian) characters are not displayed
Last modified: 2009-02-04 21:08:58 EST
Description of problem:
Some characters aren't displayed using WebKit backend and some look different
than in firefox (see attachment). The characters I noticed that are not
displayed are from Japanese syllabary, Chinese characters and Korean characters.
The characters I noticed that have different look when used in gecko based
browsers are from the language displayed in the language list after Alemannisch.
I am not sure whether it's Fedora specific issue, so I filled it here. If you
think that it is an upstream problem I can file a bug upstream as well.
I reproduced it both in Midori and local build of Epiphany svn snapshot (uses
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. start Midori (or other WebKit based browser)
2. load wikipedia.org
Some characters are missing
Characters are correctly displayed
Same issue is present when I rebuild the package with r34153 snapshot.
Created attachment 306908 [details]
Fonts in WebKit vs. Gecko
> The characters I noticed that have different look when used in gecko based
> browsers are from the language displayed in the language list after Alemannisch.
That's Amharic with Ethiopic script.
Upstream bugs that describe this issue:
It has been fixed in upstream, r36309 for FreeType backend:
I just pushed SVN 37790 to Rawhide a few hours ago, and I successfully tested it on that Wikipedia page with the freetype backend, and it seems to be fixed for the time being.
(In reply to comment #5)
> I just pushed SVN 37790 to Rawhide a few hours ago, and I successfully tested
> it on that Wikipedia page with the freetype backend, and it seems to be fixed
> for the time being.
I can confirm. I've tested it with midori (and on lot more pages than just wikipedia ;-).
WebKit-1.0.0-0.13.svn37790.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9.
WebKit-1.0.0-0.13.svn37790.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing-newkey update WebKit'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F9/FEDORA-2009-0608
WebKit-1.0.0-0.13.svn37790.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.