Bug#921869: libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37: Renders some Hebrew characters as square boxes

Alberto Garcia berto at igalia.com
Sat Feb 9 23:38:43 GMT 2019

On Sat, Feb 09, 2019 at 05:30:06PM +0100, Teus Benschop wrote:

> The webkit engine renders some Hebrew characters as square boxes.
> I have created a minimal example that shows the problem.


thanks for the example, I can reproduce the problem with WebKitGTK

I did a quick test with other browsers:

  - Chromium 71.0.3578.80 also fails but in a different way:
    - "he-goat" is right in Chromium, but wrong in WebKit
    - "speak" is wrong in Chromium, but right in WebKit 
  - Chrome 71.0.3578.98 however displays everything correctly.
  - Firefox-ESR 60.5.0 also works fine.

Other apps (terminal, text editor, etc) can display the text

I'll discuss the problem with the upstream developers.

> The link to the minimal example is here:

In case it's useful, the Debian WebKitGTK package also contains a mini
web browser:




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