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

Juhapekka Tolvanen juhtolv at iki.fi
Mon Mar 31 16:10:39 UTC 2008

On Mon, 31 Mar 2008, +18:38:02 EEST (UTC +0300),
Hideki Yamane <henrich at debian.or.jp> pressed some keys:

> On Sun, 30 Mar 2008 18:08:37 +0300
> Juhapekka Tolvanen <juhtolv at iki.fi> wrote:
> > uxterm -fa 'VL Gothic' -fs 12 &
> > 
> > Then give this command in that (u)xterm:
> > 
> > lynx 'http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/ucs/examples/UTF-8-demo.txt'
> > 
> > Scroll down until you see "Box drawing alignment tests". Then puke, laugh
> > or cry.

>  If you use gnome-terminal or xfce4-terminal, with VL Gothic, Kochi Gothic or
>  some other Japanese fonts, you can see Boxes.

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 :-)


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

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