Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 450810
Baekmuk Dotum slash '/' is very wide
Last modified: 2008-09-02 02:10:02 EDT
Description of problem:
F9 Korean font on gnome-terminal is ugly.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Created attachment 308897 [details]
'/' is the problem. too long.
'/' looks like a full-width glyph. Are they input barely or with SCIM?
I installed Korean Support and booted into Korean Gnome desktop. The '/' in my
gnome-terminal (default monospace font) doesn't show like the screenshot in
I found the problem glyph '/' within dotum font in baekmuk-ttf-fonts-dotum
package. It is not a compulsory font so by default baekmuk-ttf-fonts-dotum
installation is needed to reproduce this bug.
Unfortunately, further test on such font in gnome-terminal showed it has severe
alignment problem which every glyph is frequently overlapping each other. Loaded
with fontforge to check the width of the glyphs, but the width seems correct.
Will perform more tests on other rendering platform such as OpenOffice, Pango,
etc. It might be necessary to lower this font's priority in fontconfig monospace
alias list for current workaround.
Our current font packaging wishlist has the following entries in it:
Those fonts are preferred over baekmuk for korean in the latest fontconfig
versions. Packaging them may be a better investment than changing baekmuk
(disclaimer: I don't write or read korean. I've no idea if the claims UN is
better than baekmuk are justified, and if fontconfig is right to prefer it. I
just track the fonts wishlist)
True, Nicolas. There are way width problem on many glyphs in dotum. We should
not keep that as default monospace font at the moment.
Yes, we are planning to include un-fonts in F10.
Un Dotum does not seem to have this problem btw.
Patch of openoffice to change requires from fonts-korean to baekmuk-ttf-fonts
rely on this bug. OO has to be patched again when default Korean font is
Maybe you can ask about the / issue upstream
Emailed upstream about the problem of dotum:
According to jensp, dotum is not default font for Korean locale now.
Also, still waiting for un-core-fonts to be built.
Closing this bug.