[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#473423: Fails Box drawing alignment tests of Markus Kuhn

Hideki Yamane henrich at debian.or.jp
Wed Jul 30 12:27:01 UTC 2008

Hi Juhapekka,

On Mon, 31 Mar 2008 19:10:39 +0300
Juhapekka Tolvanen <juhtolv at iki.fi> wrote:
> Once again you see some font-substitution mechanism in effect and I do
> not want to reiterate everything I said in bug #473419. In addition
> those line-drawing chars a very badly aligned in your screenshots,
> because glyphs for those boxes are taken from two or more fonts. If I
> use just misc-fixed-* in my (u)xterm, those Box drawing are done right.
> Their lines are straight and sharp. Guess who is BOTH current maintainer
> of misc-fixed-* -fonts AND author of that file UTF-8-demo.txt :-)
> http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/ucs-fonts.html
> BTW you can see what fonts your terminal emulator uses this way:
> lsof | grep firefox | grep font | grep -v /var/cache/fontconfig
> Just substitute that "firefox" with process name of your terminal
> emulator.

 Juhapekka, you're right.

 So please tell me which truetype font is good to draw boxes right 
 as example, that's what vlgothic author told me. 
 He would check it and add it.


 Hideki Yamane     henrich @ debian.or.jp/iijmio-mail.jp

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