Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 463036
LiberationSans-Bold 'u' and 'W' blurred in smaller sizes.
Last modified: 2010-05-05 23:21:22 EDT
Description of problem:
n/t, see attached image.
I have not tested this on architectures other than windows xp.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Latest 1.0.4 and 220.127.116.11-devel
Steps to Reproduce:
Created attachment 317296 [details]
(Same as original attachment which possibly didnt go in)
Is it using bolded LiberationSans-Regular.ttf, or normal LiberationSans-Bold.ttf ?
I'm almost certain it's the -Bold.ttf. (It's whatever font firefox picks up). I saw it in the Windows font viewer and other font viewers and it looks similarly blurred. I also discovered that it's apparent (to my untrained eye at least) only at <= 12 pt, and it gets progressively worse at lower pt - it's really bad at 9 pt. Also discovered Mono Bold has a similar problem. Serif doesnt have it afaict.
Hi Need Real Name,
Ran fontforge and made a testing fix:
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
liberation-fonts-1.04.92-1.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 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 update liberation-fonts'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F10/FEDORA-2008-10773
liberation-fonts-1.04.92-1.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Could this please be reopened?
I started having this issue after the I installed the update mentioned by the Bodhi bot.
I attached a screenshot for reference.
Created attachment 327266 [details]
Screenshot for reference
Created attachment 350501 [details]
bold font at 11px in 1.04.93
My attachment (I dont know why one cant attach as one comments) shows that the problem still exists with 1.04.93, see the horrible u and w rendering at the photo caption comment and the section title. I've accordingly reopened the bug.
Sorry for the spamming, but the y and v are bad too, and possibly others (need better eyes than mine).
Thank you very much for providing info.
Please re-test w/ 1.05:
Needs bug #503430 to get precondition correct, with traditional kern table conserved.
I tried it with 1.05.1.20090706, and the u is much better but not perfect (see the word Tour in my attachment to follow, the u is closer to r than o). You can see other imperfections;
- w, y are quite blurry
- Just like u, t's kerning (if that's the right word) is off (see 'other').
- I can totally tell there are other problems but I cant figure out what they are, need a font designer to really identify and fix them.
Created attachment 354254 [details]
Thanks for test results. I am currently fixing the kern table issue and hope such fix would resolve this problem at once. I guess this bug was related to missing kern table, too.
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Assuming this is still a problem? So moving to f12.
The blurriness have been worked on with cleaning up in those glyphs and applied auto-instruct for hinting. I am sorry that will not work on the hinting manually for short term. The archive and RPMs are as follows:
For the kerning issues, are they reproducible on version 1.02? If so, please file a separate ticket at: http://code.google.com/p/liberation-fonts/issues/entry . If not, I will still fix that but I don't guarantee if this font could have same metrics as Arial in Bold style.