Bug#432032: libpango1.0-0: Japanese characters rendered invisible

Mathias Brodala info at noctus.net
Sat Jul 7 18:25:32 UTC 2007

Hi once again.

Mathias Brodala, 07.07.2007 20:05:
> Loïc Minier, 07.07.2007 19:41:
>> On Sat, Jul 07, 2007, Mathias Brodala wrote:
>>> Some more dunno-how-useful facts: affected are only "inset" widgets like
>>> GTKTreeview and text entry boxes. Japanese characters in titlebars and on select
>>> widgets are displayed normally. You can see this here in my music player:
>>> <http://download.noctus.net/gallery/caps/exaile_minimode_jap_chars.png>
>>> Strange fact: the program EasyTag does not seem to be affected. The characters
>>> are not anti-aliased, but clearly visible. But Thunar and EasyTag both use
>>> Cairo, Pango and Freetype …
>>  This makes me think that probably your font renders badly at some sizes
>>  or for some font options or when antialiases.
>>  Perhaps you can try to play with pango-view and set --hinting to none
>>  or full, set the font size, with the same text?
> Now that’s one interesting application. And a useful one too, because I now
> found out the following:
>    font-size 1-8: characters visible
>   font-size 9-13: characters invisible
> font-size 14-...: characters visible

If I set the font-size of the GUI, the characters are visible from 1-8 and 18-…

Regards, Mathias


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