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[Bug 2011994] Re: New version needs extra testing


Hi, I happened to test fonts-ubuntu from lunar-proposed (currently
0.862-0ubuntu2) and with the default settings it looks very bad on my
fairly high resolution 1080p 14inch laptop screen (wayland, no scaling),
so bad that I was pondering to file a block-proposed bug, I'm happy to
see is already present.

One thing that looks especially bad is the lowercase 'i', where the dot
is connected to the "body" of the letter by a blurry blob. Moreover the
font is overall thinner (harder on the eyes).

I tried tweaking the hinting settings via gnome-tweaks. Using full
hinting makes the font sharper, but overall the font have worse shapes.
In general I think we should keep the "slight" hinting setting.

Could it be that the new version lost the manual hints prepared by the
foundry, and what we get with 0.862-0ubuntu2 is fontconfig autohinting?

I now reverted to 0.83-6ubuntu1 and the UI is looking good again.

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  New version needs extra testing

Status in fonts-ubuntu package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  A new version of the font got uploaded but there is one issue that
  needs to be investigated before we decide to migrate it

  > the font on 12px or similar has different height (taller) than the
  old one

  we need to verify the impact on the desktop interfaces

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