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[Bug 862226] Re: [2 mod] Mono: Hinting: i and j tittles too small
Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.
** Changed in: fonts-ubuntu (Ubuntu)
Status: New => Confirmed
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[2 mod] Mono: Hinting: i and j tittles too small
Status in fonts-ubuntu package in Ubuntu:
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.
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