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[Bug 518697] Re: DejaVu Serif 12 pt not rendering number characters correctly
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DejaVu Serif 12 pt not rendering number characters correctly
Status in fonts-dejavu package in Ubuntu:
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.
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
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-19.56-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-19-generic x86_64
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