[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#890211: Bug#890211: fonts-noto-hinted: Certain font characters crash Emacs 25

Jonas Smedegaard jonas at jones.dk
Mon Feb 12 08:53:11 UTC 2018

Hi Chiraag,

Quoting Chiraag Nataraj (2018-02-12 02:00:06)
> I went to open mpc in Emacs, and my artists (and song titles) are in 
> multiple languages, including Kannada (the font for which I found this 
> problem). A very specific character (ಕು) caused Emacs to crash. This 
> was reproducible multiple times using both the GTK+ and Lucid builds 
> of Emacs 25.
> I uninstalled the package, which prevented the crash (that is, other 
> fonts - e.g. the ones provided by fonts-knda - do not have this 
> problem and do not cause Emacs to crash).
> I can provide more information if needed.

Interesting!  I will make sure to pass this upstream to the developers 
of Noto.

Please also file a separate bugreport against emacs, as I am sure they 
would love to know about the crashing bug on their side (and I don't use 
emacs myself so cannot sensibly report that on my own).

 - Jonas

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