Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 88804
Bad spacing in Monospace font
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:53:02 EDT
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Description of problem:
For non-english locales (such as sr_YU.UTF8) the inter-character
spacing in the "M o n o s p a c e" font in applications is huge.
Monospace Bold does not seem to suffer this problem?
This first happened in phoebe3, phoebe2 and psyche were ok.
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Steps to Reproduce:
Not sure why you think this is an XFree86 bug. Could you elaborate on
which portion of XFree86 you think is causing this problem?
Any time I've heard of these types of problems, it has been a user using
a multibyte font with an application that doesn't handle multibyte fonts
properly, or some similar issue unrelated to XFree86.
Well, actually, the more important question than the above is
in which applications this is occurring.
If I remember correctly, it appeared after I upgraded phoebe2 to
XFree86-4.2.99-something from rawhide, and that same package was
later in phoebe3 that also had this problem on fresh install, just
I could be wrong of course and this very well might not be a XFree86 bug:
(any idea why I can't post to this bug anymore? - says I'm not
permitted to change the component, and I'm not trying to)
It does not seem to be application specific: I see this in gnome-terminal,
mozilla, and Gnome font preferences dialog at least.
Weird. The three apps you mentioned are using quite different font
My guess is that the problem is that no monospace font on the system
is considered to have the necessary code pointer coverage for
sr_YU, so a non-monospaced font is being used, which will look
awful in gnome-terminal, but I'm suprised causes any difficulty
for mozilla or gnome-font-properties.
Can you provide a screenshots of the rendering in gnome-terminal
And it just got more weird.
I've just tried gnome-font-properties on my machine at work
with en_GB locale and the same happens with Nimbus Mono L font instead!
As with Monospace Bold and sr_YU, Nimbus Mono L Bold looks ok.
Created attachment 91126 [details]
Nimbus Mono L font in gnome-terminal and en_GB locale
Created attachment 91127 [details]
Nimbus Mono L font in gnome-font-properties and en_GB locale
Downgrading to the Red Hat 8 version of the urw-fonts package will
fix the problem.
I can confirm that downgrading urw-fonts does the trick for now
on both sr_YU and en_GB locales.
urw-fonts-2.1-2 from rawhide seems
not to have this problem any more