[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#870863: closed by Gürkan Myczko <gurkan at phys.ethz.ch> (wrong size in terminal of letter m)

Sam Dukhovni debian at duxovni.org
Mon Jan 15 20:11:55 UTC 2018

I'm still seeing this issue in urxvt (reproduce with
`urxvt -fn "xft:M+ 2m"`), and the character width data shown in
`xfd -fa "M+ 2m"` is still incorrect as I described
in my original report.  You're right that gnome-terminal doesn't
seem to have the issue; presumably it's ignoring the incorrect widths.

Also, the subject line of your reply is wrong; the letter 'm' is fine,
it's the letters 'B', 'D', 'P', 'R', and 'y' that have incorrect
character width data and aren't displayed correctly in the font
"M+ 2m".

On Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 06:15:04PM +0000, Debian Bug Tracking System wrote:
> This is an automatic notification regarding your Bug report
> which was filed against the fonts-mplus package:
> #870863: Incorrect character widths in M+ 2m
> It has been closed by Gürkan Myczko <gurkan at phys.ethz.ch>.
> Their explanation is attached below along with your original report.
> If this explanation is unsatisfactory and you have not received a
> better one in a separate message then please contact Gürkan Myczko <gurkan at phys.ethz.ch> by
> replying to this email.
> -- 
> 870863: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=870863
> Debian Bug Tracking System
> Contact owner at bugs.debian.org with problems

> Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2018 19:13:41 +0100
> From: Gürkan Myczko <gurkan at phys.ethz.ch>
> To: 870863-done at bugs.debian.org
> Subject: wrong size in terminal of letter m
> X-Mailer: iPhone Mail (15D5037e)
> I had tried to reproduce this but was unable to with terminal.app and gnome-terminal.
> best,
> Gürkan

> Date: Sat, 5 Aug 2017 16:21:43 -0400
> From: Sam Dukhovni <debian at duxovni.org>
> To: submit at bugs.debian.org
> Subject: Incorrect character widths in M+ 2m
> Package: fonts-mplus
> Version: 062-1
> My terminal refuses to display the characters 'B', 'D', 'P', 'R', and
> 'y' in M+ 2m, and uses a fallback font for those characters.
> Examining the font file with xfd, the affected characters have width
> 16, while all the other printable ASCII characters have width 8.

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