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

Christian PERRIER bubulle at debian.org
Sun Apr 11 14:40:16 UTC 2010

(I suggest avoiding to CC submit at bugs.debian.org..otherwise, thanks to
Thamer Mahmoud for raising this issue)

Quoting Khaled Hosny (khaledhosny at eglug.org):
> 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.

As I understand, that will mean a new "upstream" version release in
Arabeyes.org. Am I right

If that's correct, please keep us posted so that we can fix the font
in Debian (and later on Ubuntu).

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