Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 467982
anaconda doesn't render glyphs with the proper font
Last modified: 2009-06-18 13:55:35 EDT
Created attachment 321105 [details]
Description of problem:
When I select Japanese on the language selection with today's rawhide tree, it looks like anaconda is rendering some glyphs with Chinese font.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Select Japanese on the language selection
2.See a notice for beta after pressing Next button twice.
some glyphs looks like from Chinese font.
should be from Japanese font.
This is a regression. it worked before.
What fonts should we be using for Japanese now?
VL-Gothic-Regular.ttf in VLGothic-fonts package.
Hm, that's definitely the font we are including.
This happens when running anaconda on a regular system in test mode too.
We've merged a lot of Asian (Korean...) fonts lately, maybe it's one of them
You really need to have Behdad audit the fontconfig priority level given to all recent CJK fonts (and I include fonts in the pipeline like hanazono).
For example, I've seen CJK packages that proposed 59 as priority, when our guidelines (which match upstream's) state the highest priority for a non LGC font should be 65.
I hope we'll not repeat the arms race between Chinese/Japanese/Korean users where each one tries to one-up the other and put himself higher in the priority queue.
This only seems to affect anaconda, so I don't see why this should be a fontconfig issue.
Jens - so, any idea what could be going on here? I'm not exactly a font expert so I'm at a bit of a loss as to what could be the cause of this problem.
I guess pango is not seeing the locale information somehow so it doesn't know what CJK font to choose.
As I recall this regression started happening (very roughly) a week or more before this bug was filed.
Fixed for me in anaconda-188.8.131.52-1.
Not sure if I tested well enough, or what happened, but this is back in f10-final unfortunately. :-(
Yeah my bad I retested anaconda-184.108.40.206-1 and it was broken too.
Actually testing more I realise this is not a new bug: it affects Chinese fonts in F8 and F9 anaconda too.
Now in F10 Chinese is ok but Japanese broken instead - presumably the fontconfig default priorities changed that.
But this needs to be fixed by some kind of lang tagging or locale setting in anaconda.
> it affects Chinese fonts in F8 and F9 anaconda too.
I meant Chinese installs (they get Japanese glyphs appearing when they exist).
Sometimes, font switching in pango is irresponsible、especially in alias fonts (serif, sans-serif, monospace).
Firefox used to have the similar problem and has been fixed.
http://bugzilla.mozilla.gr.jp/show_bug.cgi?id=5180 (Mozilla-gumi bugzilla; in Japanese)
I changed out a lot of font package names for F11. Is this any better now?