Created attachment 482617 [details]
lohit-devanagari font shown on gedit
Description of problem:
The effect of font is detoriated from last version...probabably it is hinting problem. The chars appearing look fuzzier.
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Created attachment 482618 [details]
lohit-devanagari font shown on firefox
Created attachment 482626 [details]
Gedit Screenshot with Yellow Mark
It's same situation in Gujarati. it's appearing on most of the all applications (gedit, firefox, libreoffice, etc...), Please look into it.
Same problem of libreoffice exists.
yeah, its giving very bad rendering experience
looks like some problem from hinting side
i have not changed anything in lohit
Are the Lohit fonts partially hinted?
If so, Freetype will see that there is some hinting bytecode and try to use the bytecode interpreter. If the relevant characters are then not actually hinted, it will fail.
According to Freetype upstream, you should remove all hinting bytecode from the fonts if it's not complete. If Freetype sees that there's no hinting bytecode, it will now automatically fallback to the autohinter. (I got that fixed, see bug 547532.) But the patch doesn't help for partially hinted fonts, and Freetype upstream told me they don't want to support these anyway.
That's unfortunate, partially hinted fonts are a fact of life, any font with non-trivial coverage will always be a WIP hinting-side
unfortunately there are some hinting instructions in Lohit http://svn.fedorahosted.org/svn/lohit/trunk/devanagari/Lohit-Devanagari.sfd
I quickly tried to remove this and test rendering initial results look good, i will build all lohit fonts removing hinting instructions.
thanks Kevin for quick comments
Lohit was never hinted intentionally but dunno from where these instructions came.
http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=2944549 scratch build for testing
I think we have other fonts affected by this too, e.g. our CJK fonts appear to be all partially hinted (in a useless way, i.e. none actually hints the CJK characters), we should probably file bugs against all the affected fonts.
scratch build for gujarati
sweta please test and let me know, so i can build it
I have checked quickly, it looks ok from my side.
lohit-gujarati-fonts-2.4.5-1.fc15 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 15.
Hindi and Gujarati seems working fine. Can lohit-devanagari fonts can be build?
Yeah Sure, i am thinking to make upstream release of lohit devanagari will do that tomorrow
thanks for testing
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 15 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing lohit-gujarati-fonts-2.4.5-1.fc15'
as soon as you are able to.
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lohit-devanagari-fonts-2.4.5-1.fc15 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 15.
lohit-devanagari-fonts-2.4.5-1.fc15 has been pushed to the Fedora 15 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
lohit-gujarati-fonts-2.4.5-1.fc15 has been pushed to the Fedora 15 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.