[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#888411: fonts-vlgothic: wrong glyph for 🐿 U+1F43F CHIPMUNK

Paul Wise pabs at debian.org
Thu Jan 25 09:08:56 UTC 2018

Package: fonts-vlgothic
Version: 20141206-4
Severity: normal
File: /usr/share/fonts/truetype/vlgothic/VL-PGothic-Regular.ttf
File: /usr/share/fonts/truetype/vlgothic/VL-Gothic-Regular.ttf

The glyph for 🐿 (U+1F43F CHIPMUNK) in VL Gothic is not a cute animal
but a paper page with a folded corner, a pencil and a message:

Dear Sirs
Thank you for
using vlgothic!

The issue occurs in both versions of the font (Gothic/PGothic).

Easter-eggs like this should be in the Unicode PUA instead.

I've attached a screenshot of it rendered in GNOME character map.
Here are examples of what the glyph should look like:


-- System Information:
Debian Release: buster/sid
  APT prefers testing-debug
  APT policy: (900, 'testing-debug'), (900, 'testing'), (800, 'unstable-debug'), (800, 'unstable'), (790, 'buildd-unstable'), (700, 'experimental-debug'), (700, 'experimental'), (690, 'buildd-experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.14.0-3-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_AU.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_AU.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_AU.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages fonts-vlgothic depends on:
ii  dpkg

fonts-vlgothic recommends no packages.

fonts-vlgothic suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information


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