[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#577254: [doc] [Pkg-fonts-bugs] Bug#577254: ttf-arabeyes: Wrong width of diacritics in some fonts

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Sun Apr 11 07:31:49 UTC 2010

On Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 11:26:27PM +0300, Thamer Mahmoud wrote:
> Package: ttf-arabeyes
> Version: 2.0-5
> Severity: normal
> Hi,
> While using a Xft-enabled Emacs23, I noticed that some fonts included
> in this package have "wide" Arabic diacritics, almost taking up the
> whole line. I did some testing, and I think that this problem is
> caused by the large values of width of diacritics used in some of
> these fonts.

Some of the diacritic glyphs in some fonts have negative width, and I
think it is causing this weired behaviour in Emacs. I'm going to fix it,
but I guess emacs should handle negative glyph widths in a better way.


 Khaled Hosny
 Arabic localiser and member of Arabeyes.org team
 Free font developer

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