Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 561318
Liberation Mono font is not actually monospace, causing layout problems
Last modified: 2010-02-05 06:09:37 EST
Description of problem:
The "Liberation Mono" font is not really monospace. This causes layout problems in text editors (e.g. when editing source code).
I have experienced this with size 9 (haven't tried other sizes), on three editors: gedit, kwrite and kate.
Given that gedit and kwrite are using two different toolkits (GTK+ and Qt), it would appear that the bug is either in the font itself, or somewhere in the X server.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 12 + updates as of 29 January 2009.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open an editor like gedit.
2. Change font to Liberation Mono 9.
3. Type in several columns of numbers, with spacing between the columns.
Text columns do not line up cleanly.
Text columns line up cleanly.
I'll attach a few example screengrabs (as followups to this bug report) which show the problem.
Created attachment 388510 [details]
example of the layout problem in Gedit
shows the layout problem in Gedit.
Selected font is Liberation Mono 9.
Created attachment 388511 [details]
layout problem in kwrite
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 508899 ***