Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 526957
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Last modified: 2010-08-03 00:50:11 EDT
The fonts are larger than their equivalents, thus braking some websites.
Having tested websites on windows, macosx and ubuntu, fedora is the only one that breaks the layout because of the font size regardless of the browser used.
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Is every character of the fonts larger than the windows equivalents? Which fonts are you using on other distributions / OSes? Have you selected Liberation Fonts as default fonts? If so, which family of Liberation Fonts have you selected?
Would you please attach screenshots for reference, thanks.
(In reply to comment #3)
> Would you please attach screenshots for reference, thanks.
Sorry for not being able to reply faster. This is easy noticeable on most websites. I picked up a somewhat random website - http://www.yahoo-colgate-salud-bucal.com/
For example, the fonts are noticeably larger across the menu.
This is how it should look:
firefox windows - http://viseztrance.com/fedora/screen-win.png
firefox max os x - http://viseztrance.com/fedora/screen-mac.png
firefox ubuntu - http://viseztrance.com/fedora/screen-ubuntu.png
On fedora it almost overflows on firefox - http://viseztrance.com/fedora/screen-fedora-firefox.png
Whereas in chromium it actually does - http://viseztrance.com/fedora/screen-fedora-chromium.png
Compare the remaining distance to the right with fedoras. The fonts are just larger.
Thanks so much for your info.
So, are you saying that both Firefox and Chromium on Fedora displayed Liberation Fonts oversized?
Also, before I could confirm this bug, I would like you to have a look on the font size settings in Firefox on the above OSes. Are they at same value, such as 16?
Finally, I would like you to kindly check the DPI value in each OS. Are they at same value? There is an online calculator which might be useful for you: http://members.ping.de/~sven/dpi.html
I could have a look on the metadata of the Fonts. I will get back to you on my side.
Some TeX values are different. But I don't think is relevant. If Firefox on other OSes displayed this font set correctly, then how about submit this bug to Firefox component also?
How about if you could kindly give a try with this package?
Though this is tag F14, these should be no impact to system stability and okay to install.
I installed the packages, and restarted X, but the issue remains.
To be fair, all the screenshots were made from very different machines, as such different dpis; however the fonts on that website, were all set in pixels. While nowadays browsers don't fully respect that to accomodate zooming, the results are consistent.
As I mentioned before that was just an example.
The menu from this website looks broken only on fedora as well (regardless of browser or dpi): http://www.css3.info/ ; I'm not sure if filing this bug under firefox is appropriate.
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database. Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
I am taking a look at this bug.
- one test case can confirm this bug in font or not
- just install liberation fonts in other OS you want
- and in OpenOffice or any other editor compare the default fonts of other OS and liberation fonts at a same size.
or install other OS default fonts in fedora and check there size different at particular point size
please put that image here. (sorry for extra over head or let me know those fonts i will compare for you)
I think rendering of any web page have many dependencies,
i.e screen resolution, setting of zoom attribute in web browser, selected font size, web should be developed in uniform way i.e it should look same way on all browser
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 14 development cycle.
Changing version to '14'.
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Hi, I apologize for replying on such a late notice.
The behaviour is not reproducible on open office, no matter how hard I tried. As such, I think you are right, this is a browser issue (even though it's resolved by installing the ms core fonts).
(In reply to comment #14)
> Hi, I apologize for replying on such a late notice.
No problem, this happens
> The behaviour is not reproducible on open office, no matter how hard I tried.
> As such, I think you are right, this is a browser issue (even though it's
> resolved by installing the ms core fonts).
We have some plan to enhance its metric compatibility more, will do next release 1.07 with this update.
I am closing this as a NotABug,
In future if you have any input's in this regards do update it, will be happy to fix it