Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 97271
Mozilla-1.4 serif default does not always seem to be correctly rendered.
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:54:47 EDT
Description of problem: Several pages seem to have incorrectly rendered serif
text. This seems to have popped up with Mozilla-1.4-4
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Go to a website that uses regular serif type (for example http://slashdot.org)
2.Regular (i.e. non-italic) serif text is not rendered correctly for every letter.
Lower case "a"'s are lower than the other letters.The same seems to be true of
"c"'s and "t"'s.
All text would be rendered at the same level.
This did not appear in the releases prior to Mozilla-1.4-4.
Created attachment 92356 [details]
Here is a screenshot with some misrendered text.
The RedHat entry on the page is the best example with lower case a, c, and t
all lower than the other letters.
I do not know if the screenshot will be viewable. It did not work correctly when
I tested it a moment ago.
I've noticed the same problem. It seems to clear up if you use the font
preferences tool to turn off hinting.
Over to owen as per his request.
The font rendering seems to be fixed with Urw-fonts-2.1-4.1. The default serif
font rendering looks pretty good.
There's still a fix I need to make to bold-italic.
Did some fixes for Medium italic so at least the bold/non-bold distinction
works. The hints for Medium italic need a lot of love, but I'll leave that