[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#760966: fonts-georgewilliams: the "monospace" font contains ligatures

Adam Borowski kilobyte at angband.pl
Tue Sep 9 14:52:20 UTC 2014

Package: fonts-georgewilliams
Version: 20031023-1
Severity: normal

The "monospace" font has ligatures for some often occuring combinations,
including "st", "ff" and "fi", and these are crammed within 1 character
cell.  This not only looks ugly, making text hard to read, but also breaks
alignment, displacing everything after such a ligature by 1 position.
A ligature of width 2 might be acceptable.

The basic rule for a fixed-pitch font is for every character to have width
of its wcwidth() (1, 2 for CJK, 0 for combining/specials).  This font fails
this requirement.

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