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[Bug 862226] [NEW] [2 mod] Mono: Hinting: i and j tittles too small


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I'm on Fedora 15 with www.infinality.net's FreeType patches (basically
hinting only in the y-direction, x-direction is ignored, and a few
things to improve contrast). I've added Ubuntu Mono to the "TT
Instructed Font" list (read: autohint: FcFalse, hinting: FcTrue,
hintstyle: 3).  I'm not sure how the patches handle fonts that don't
contain full hinting instructions, so maybe take this bug report with a
grain of salt. The 'thinness' of the font compared to Ubuntu Regular
however makes me think that autohinting is active somehow... See
attached screenshot with debug characters. Compare the tittles to the
ones in Ubuntu Regular (see menu of terminal). They either hang too low
or are too small. Or both. The dots on umlauts like äöü look fine.

Side note: fontforge says font version 0.80, sfnt revision 0,799988. I
grabbed the font archive directly off the repository server and took the
file that had 0ubuntu3 and +console in it, iirc. No idea is this is the
newest. I wasted 2.5 hours trying to add the ppa to an ubuntu live dvd
until I got tired and opened the URL in a browser. That didn't work on
F15 with FF6 but on the live DVD it did. Huh.

** Affects: fonts-ubuntu (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

[2 mod] Mono: Hinting: i and j tittles too small
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