Bug#358526: [Pkg-fonts-devel] recent font weirdness

Christian Perrier bubulle at debian.org
Fri Mar 24 08:54:48 UTC 2006

Quoting Christian Perrier (bubulle at debian.org):
> Quoting Paul Wise (pabs3 at bonedaddy.net):
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > I upgraded my sid install today, and I get a weird problem in galeon
> > (but not firefox) viewing planet debian, where the letter l partially
> > merges with the letter following it. Only font related packages I
> > upgraded recently are libxft2, ttf-freefont and ttf-alee, but
> > downgrading these does not help. Any ideas?
> Well, I just had a very similar bug report for ttf-freefont....
> The problem was a user with "s" and "t" overlapping in evolution.....
> So, this definitely seems to not be in ttf-freefont itself.
> You mentioning galeon makes me think that the weirdness could be more
> located in soem Gnome stuff.....

After talking with Jordi Mallach on IRC and him talking with Sébastien
Bacher, he confirmed this seems to be a bug reported as

Pango authors seem to blame font authors for it.

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