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

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Tue Sep 7 22:52:35 UTC 2010

On Sun, Sep 05, 2010 at 12:37:26PM +0200, Christian PERRIER wrote:
> Quoting Christian PERRIER (bubulle at debian.org):
> > 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).
> > 
> Has there been any progress on this?

Sorry for the delay, a new release that, hopefully, fixes this issue have
been uploaded to sourceforge. Please someone tests it with Emacs:



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