Bug 474522 - Incorrect cent sign glyph (U+00A2) in Sans and Mono style in Liberation fonts
Summary: Incorrect cent sign glyph (U+00A2) in Sans and Mono style in Liberation fonts
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Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: liberation-fonts
Version: 11
Hardware: All
OS: All
low
high
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Caius Chance
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Whiteboard:
Depends On:
Blocks: 485746
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2008-12-04 09:41 UTC by san
Modified: 2010-05-05 08:04 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-05-05 08:04:59 UTC


Attachments (Terms of Use)
cent sign incorrect (127.58 KB, image/png)
2008-12-04 09:41 UTC, san
no flags Details
Display of cent sign in Sans and Mono with bytecode hinting (70.80 KB, image/png)
2009-01-09 06:01 UTC, Cody Boisclair
no flags Details

Description san 2008-12-04 09:41:25 UTC
Created attachment 325660 [details]
cent sign incorrect 

cent sign shoud be a coressed  capital "C".

Comment 1 Caius Chance 2008-12-08 05:38:41 UTC
Checked. They are all aesthetic preference from the original author. Hence, they should not be bug.

Comment 2 Caius Chance 2008-12-08 06:31:18 UTC
I tried to work on your demand, could you kindly have a look sample:

http://fedorapeople.org/~cchance/packages/liberation-fonts/LiberationMono-BoldItalic.sfd

http://fedorapeople.org/~cchance/packages/liberation-fonts/LiberationMono-BoldItalic.ttf

Let me know if you are happy with that. So I could proceed changes on all included fonts.

Comment 4 Caius Chance 2008-12-09 06:40:27 UTC
Built to rawhide:

http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=988575

Comment 5 san 2008-12-09 08:25:05 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> I tried to work on your demand, could you kindly have a look sample:
> 
> http://fedorapeople.org/~cchance/packages/liberation-fonts/LiberationMono-BoldItalic.sfd
> 
> http://fedorapeople.org/~cchance/packages/liberation-fonts/LiberationMono-BoldItalic.ttf
> 
> Let me know if you are happy with that. So I could proceed changes on all
> included fonts.

I check with the fonts from https://fedorahosted.org/releases/l/i/liberation-fonts/liberation-fonts-1.04.93.devel.zip,  all fixed. Thanks.

Here I put  the reason to report the bug:

1) to follow the unicode reference: 
    http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/00a2/index.htm

2) cent sign marked as acrossed C is more clear and easy to designate in small size.


Liberation fonts will be the first choice for LGC.  Thank you !

Comment 7 Cody Boisclair 2009-01-09 06:01:39 UTC
Created attachment 328522 [details]
Display of cent sign in Sans and Mono with bytecode hinting

Hinting for ¢ is completely broken-- particularly in Mono.

Comment 8 Cody Boisclair 2009-01-09 06:02:12 UTC
The hinting has not been adjusted for the new design of the ¢ sign - see attachment 328522 [details] which I just posted.

Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 10:06:42 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

More information and reason for this action is here:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/HouseKeeping

Comment 10 Caius Chance 2009-07-01 02:51:04 UTC
I don't have knowledge of hinting at the moment.

Comment 11 Jens Petersen 2010-01-13 06:07:44 UTC
So better to revert?

Comment 12 Cody Boisclair 2010-01-13 06:12:42 UTC
It appears it's already been reverted in the latest releases on FedoraHosted, which have been re-generated from the Ascender-provided 1.02 release.

But yes, I agree, keep the original Ascender glyph unless you're willing to re-hint the cent sign for the benefit of Freetype builds that use bytecode hinting.

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Comment 14 Caius Chance 2010-05-05 08:04:59 UTC
Done - http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID=171510

Auto instruction by FontForge will be done after any changes on a given glyph. Hinting instructions came from the first version will be defined as legacy which is alright to be obsoleted if needed.


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