Bug 648350 - Proper Bold for Lohit Devanagari
Summary: Proper Bold for Lohit Devanagari
Keywords:
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: lohit-devanagari-fonts
Version: 21
Hardware: All
OS: All
low
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Pravin Satpute
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
URL:
Whiteboard:
: 963648 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2010-11-01 04:39 UTC by Ujjwol
Modified: 2015-11-25 07:52 UTC (History)
10 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-11-25 07:52:39 UTC


Attachments (Terms of Use)
Picture showing the bold and regular typeface (36.46 KB, image/png)
2010-11-01 04:39 UTC, Ujjwol
no flags Details
Image showing improved rendering (14.83 KB, image/png)
2015-11-25 07:51 UTC, Pravin Satpute
no flags Details

Description Ujjwol 2010-11-01 04:39:03 UTC
Created attachment 456789 [details]
Picture showing the bold and regular typeface

Description of problem:
The existing font provided Lohit Devangari only contains the regular version. It does not contain the bold version. When the computer generates bold using the regular font, and the results are ugly. The siro-rekha is broken and many other stuffs are also broken.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:
Exactly reproducible

Steps to Reproduce:
1.See any hindi/nepali/marathi/sanskrit pages in firefox with bold text
2. type devanagari text in openoffice and bold it

  
Actual results:
The a broken lohit devanagari font is displayed.

Expected results:
A well maintained bold should be shown.

Additional info:
The typographic value is lost when bold is used though it is still readable.

Comment 1 Ujjwol 2010-11-01 04:46:26 UTC
The same applies to Samyak Devanagari as well.

Comment 2 A S Alam 2010-11-01 06:02:28 UTC
lohit-devanagari-fonts-2.4.3-7.fc15.noarch.rpm

Comment 3 Pravin Satpute 2010-11-01 08:06:39 UTC
hmm, this looks like major problem
i will fix this one.

thanks for reporting this

Comment 4 Ujjwol 2010-11-01 09:03:30 UTC
You are welcome.

Comment 5 redhat 2011-12-14 09:40:17 UTC
If possible can I know about the progress with this issue?

Comment 6 Pravin Satpute 2011-12-14 17:32:52 UTC
Not yet much progress on this, i tried few quick solution by changing shapes inside fonts but not worked well.

So now options are:
1) Try some other tweaking in Lohit.
2) Design Lohit Devanagari Bold

Instead of dependency of auto bold algorithm, in long term it will be good to have Lohit Bold so such problems will not occur.

Same is followed in other fonts i.e. Liberations, Dejavu as well.

Comment 7 Pravin Satpute 2012-02-25 14:07:32 UTC
Yesterday while checking this i found auto bold works fine for Lohit in Windows.

While discussion on freetype devel list looks like this is problem from freetype autobold side. 

moving to freetype

Comment 8 Fedora End Of Life 2013-04-03 18:50:20 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 19 development cycle.
Changing version to '19'.

(As we did not run this process for some time, it could affect also pre-Fedora 19 development
cycle bugs. We are very sorry. It will help us with cleanup during Fedora 19 End Of Life. Thank you.)

More information and reason for this action is here:
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/HouseKeeping/Fedora19

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Comment 10 Pravin Satpute 2015-01-14 09:46:03 UTC
*** Bug 963648 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 11 Pravin Satpute 2015-01-14 09:53:37 UTC
While observing i found that whenever we apply some matra (reph, e-matra) it issue happens. It means we might need some fixes from font size.

Moving to Lohit.

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version prior this bug is closed as described in the policy above.

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Comment 13 Pravin Satpute 2015-11-25 07:51:09 UTC
Created attachment 1098594 [details]
Image showing improved rendering

- Recently we have done Lohit 2 development. Lohit now has Latin shapes and we also using ttfautohint.
- Sametime here has been improvement in Freetype as well from autoemboling.

These improvements has fixed the issue.
lohit-devanagari-fonts-2.95.2-1.fc23.noarch
freetype-2.6.0-3.fc23.x86_64
libreoffice-writer-5.0.3.1-1.fc23.x86_64

Comment 14 Pravin Satpute 2015-11-25 07:52:39 UTC
Closing. Feel free to reopen if any issue.
Ideally we should have Bold and other weights for Lohit but we dont have resource for preparing Bold for Lohit.


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