[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#568857: using gWaterfall to show the problem (was: Linux Libertine -- seems to work here)

Ben Finney ben+debian at benfinney.id.au
Fri May 14 02:24:30 UTC 2010

On 30-Mar-2010, Christoph Egger wrote:
> 	I've now tested both the website you're mentioning and scribus (in
> hope it does all the hinting) with the font and I can't see any
> problms (same in OOo). Do you use the regular variant of the font?
> anything special done to trigger this?

$ dpkg-query --show --showformat='${Package}: ${Version}\n' ttf-linux-libertine iceweasel libpango1.0-0
iceweasel: 3.5.9-3
libpango1.0-0: 1.28.0-1
ttf-linux-libertine: 4.4.1-4

I look at the same page again now and the font looks quite different.
It isn't using Linux Libertine at all, from what I can tell. Looking
at the CSS, it has sans serif fonts listed for the text; I think the
page itself has changed style. It's no longer a good reference for
this bug report.

So I've installed ‘gwaterfall’ to ensure I'm looking at the actual
font. In that program I can select “Linux Libertine O C” (the only
entry I have for the Linux Libertine font), and I see the described
problem with the ‘[’ and ‘]’ characters at smaller sizes.

I've attached to this message another screen shot, of the ‘gwaterfall’
program displaying the font, and circling in red the areas I'm
referring to. You can see, by zooming in, that the characters are
misaligned with each other at many font sizes.

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Ben Finney <ben at benfinney.id.au>
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