[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#506469: ugly greek letter m (U+03BC) in liberation sans regular

Nikos Asimakis nikos.asimakis at gmail.com
Fri Nov 21 18:54:11 UTC 2008

Package: ttf-liberation
Version: 1.04.92-1
Severity: normal

After updating to version 1.04.92-1 the character μ (U+03BC, GREEK
SMALL LETTER MU) appears ugly
when using Liberation Sans.

When using Liberation Sans Bold, Italic and all the variants of
Liberation Serif and Mono, μ appears OK.

You can see the problem in GNOME Character Map, when using Liberation
Sans as GNOME's default
application font and in Firefox.

I am attaching a small html to demonstrate the problem:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en">
  <meta http-equiv="Content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
  <title>Liberation Fonts Test</title>
  <p style="font-family:Liberation Sans;">
  Liberation Sans<br />μμμ</p>
  <p style="font-family:Liberation Sans;font-weight:bold;">
  Liberation Sans Bold<br />μμμ</p>
  <p style="font-family:Liberation Sans;font-style:italic;">
  Liberation Sans Italic<br />μμμ</p>
  <p style="font-family:Liberation Sans;font-weight:bold;font-style:italic;">
  Liberation Sans Bold Italic<br />μμμ</p>
  <hr />
  <p style="font-family:Liberation Serif;">
  Liberation Serif<br />μμμ</p>
  <p style="font-family:Liberation Serif;font-weight:bold;">
  Liberation Serif Bold<br />μμμ</p>
  <p style="font-family:Liberation Serif;font-style:italic;">
  Liberation Serif Italic<br />μμμ</p>
  <p style="font-family:Liberation Serif;font-weight:bold;font-style:italic;">
  Liberation Serif Bold Italic<br />μμμ</p>
  <hr />
  <p style="font-family:Liberation Mono;">
  Liberation Mono<br />μμμ</p>
  <p style="font-family:Liberation Mono;font-weight:bold;">
  Liberation Mono Bold<br />μμμ</p>
  <p style="font-family:Liberation Mono;font-style:italic;">
  Liberation Mono Italic<br />μμμ</p>
  <p style="font-family:Liberation Mono;font-weight:bold;font-style:italic;">
  Liberation Mono Bold Italic<br />μμμ</p>

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=el_GR.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages ttf-liberation depends on:
ii  defoma                       0.11.10-0.2 Debian Font Manager -- automatic f

ttf-liberation recommends no packages.

ttf-liberation suggests no packages.

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