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[Bug 518697] Re: DejaVu Serif 12 pt not rendering number characters correctly


** Package changed: ttf-dejavu (Ubuntu) => fonts-dejavu (Ubuntu)

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  DejaVu Serif 12 pt not rendering number characters correctly

Status in fonts-dejavu package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Binary package hint: ttf-dejavu

  The DejaVu family is a wonderful set of screen fonts. I have recently
  switched to a new machine and am running into a problem with certain
  characters. Since it's the numerals, it's quite noticeable.

  It does not manifest at 11pt nor at 14pt. But at 12pt (what I'm trying
  to use) and 13pt, certain digits render at a different height than
  other digits. This is exceedingly jarring, to say the least.

  If I use the `gnome-appearance-properties` Fonts -> Details dialog to
  change the hinting from the default Slight to Medium, the problem goes
  away, but that's because all the letters turn into wire outlines which
  are a ghost of their former selves :(. But while that's interesting in
  and of itself, it doesn't give me much of a handle on what to poke. Do
  I need to hack on the dejavu font itself? The fontconfig entries?
  Cairo? Hard to say, and any pointers appreciated.

  The screen is a laptop LCD at 
    dimensions:    1366x768 pixels (270x150 millimeters)
    resolution:    129x130 dots per inch
  according to `xdpyinfo`.

  Screenshot (using gnome-specimen to examine the problem) attached.


  ProblemType: Bug
  Architecture: amd64
  Date: Mon Feb  8 17:56:08 2010
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release amd64 (20091027)
  Package: ttf-dejavu 2.29-2
  PackageArchitecture: all
   PATH=(custom, user)
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-19.56-generic
  SourcePackage: ttf-dejavu
  Uname: Linux 2.6.31-19-generic x86_64

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