[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#577254: [Pkg-fonts-bugs] Bug#577254: [doc] Bug#577254: ttf-arabeyes: Wrong width of diacritics in some fonts
khaledhosny at eglug.org
Sun Apr 11 14:46:13 UTC 2010
On Sun, Apr 11, 2010 at 04:40:16PM +0200, Christian PERRIER wrote:
> (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
Right, I've to do some testing before releasing the fixed version.
Arabic localiser and member of Arabeyes.org team
Free font developer
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