[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#973327: Bug#973327: fonts-noto-unhinted: Text in italic after upgrading the package

Jonas Smedegaard jonas at jones.dk
Thu Oct 29 00:43:49 GMT 2020

Quoting Nelson A. de Oliveira (2020-10-29 01:14:36)
> Hi!
> On Wed, Oct 28, 2020 at 8:52 PM Jonas Smedegaard <jonas at jones.dk> wrote:
> > Please try (if you didn't already) to completely restart your system, to
> > ensure that cached data causing this issue.
> I did this and the problem still persists.
> I can also reproduce it anytime.
> See the 2 attached screenshots when opening
> https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?repeatmerged=yes&src=fonts-noto
> after-downgrade.png is what I have with the older version and
> after-upgrade.png is what is happening with the new version.
> I did the test with Chromium and Chrome since I don't use them (to
> avoid anything that I might have changed in Firefox); in the 3
> browsers I have the same behavior.
> It's reproducible even without needing to close the browser; if I
> upgrade/downgrade, I just need to open a new tab to see the difference
> between the two versions.

Thanks for the added details.

To clarify, I don't doubt that your experience is real.  Reason I 
suggested to restart between tests is that (as I understand it) caches 
can play tricks like this: "please draw font object 217" might point to 
a different object if the font gets replaced - with the resulting 
experience that "new font renders differently" when in fact it is "new 
font renders differently if some data tables from old font is still in 

...but concretely there seems to be a real issue with these fonts: The 
fonts shipped in fonts-noto-unhinted has identical font names as other 
Noto fonts which won't fare well.

Thanks again for reporting,

 - Jonas

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