Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 90500
Hebrew unicode section of Nimbus Mono L is broken
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:53:36 EDT
Description of problem:
The font "Nimbus Mono L" included in RH9 only defines the first 16 characters of
the Hebrew alphabet (which contains 26 characters including the final forms)
starting at U+05D0. If this font is chosen for the display of Hebrew text
through fontconfig the result looks very strange, as part of the text will be
shown in part Nimbus Mono L and part in some other fallback font.
This property of the font may be verified e.g. by pfaedit or by gucharmap.
What is interesting is that the bold, the italic, and the bold-italic versions
of these fonts don't define the Hebrew unicode section at all. I think the
correct solution is to erase the Hebrew glyphs from the font alltogether, as the
Hebrew glyphs anyhow are butt ugly.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run gedit
2. change the font to Nimbus mono L
3. Paste the sequence of the Hebrew alphabet into gedit:
The text is shown in two different fonts
Seems to be fixed in 2.1 that has a newer upstream version of the