[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#835058: Bug#835058: fonts-liberation: german umlauts displayed wrongly in firefox

Jörg-Volker Peetz jvpeetz at web.de
Mon Aug 22 10:24:36 UTC 2016

Fabian Greffrath wrote on 08/22/16 07:13:
> Am Sonntag, den 21.08.2016, 22:04 +0200 schrieb Jörg-Volker Peetz:
>>>> upgrading from 1.07.4-1 lets german umlauts appear wrongly in firefox 48.0-1
>>>> (default font: sans-serif, size: 14) (see e.g. https://www.spiegel.de ).
> Oh crap!
> Which version of libharfbuzz0b do you have installed and does
> temporarily downgrading to version 0.9.35-2 from stable solve this
> issue?
>  - Fabian

Hi Fabian,

thanks for taking care. Installed were libharfbuzz0b and libharfbuzz-icu0 in
version 1.2.7-1 on my testing/sid amd64 system. As suggested, I downgraded both
to version 0.9.35-2 which needed also libicu52 52.1-10 using dpkg. The umlauts
(and other disturbances like '>' instead of a fat '.' in an input field) in
firefox now looked o.k.

Then I upgraded the harfbuzz packages to the latest sid version 1.2.7-1+b1 and
still all seems fine.
Also going back one version of the harfbuzz packages to 1.2.7-1 and purging
libicu52 works now.

Therefore, I think something in the original upgrade of fonts-liberation went
wrong which got repaired by the down/up-grade of the harfbuzz packages.


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