[Bug 470704] New: Hinting problems with default Sans font

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Summary: Hinting problems with default Sans font


           Summary: Hinting problems with default Sans font
           Product: Fedora
           Version: 9
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: medium
          Priority: medium
         Component: freetype
        AssignedTo: besfahbo at redhat.com
        ReportedBy: clancy.kieran+redhat at gmail.com
         QAContact: extras-qa at fedoraproject.org
                CC: besfahbo at redhat.com, kevin at tigcc.ticalc.org,
                    fedora-fonts-bugs-list at redhat.com
    Classification: Fedora

Created an attachment (id=322983)
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Cropped screenshot of Firefox search box

Description of problem:
There seems to be some strange hinting on certain letter combinations for the
Sans font in Fedora 9. This happens in the URL bar and Search box in Firefox,
but it probably happens in other applications too. See the screenshots

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
dejavu-fonts-2.24-3.fc9.noarch (I don't know if the default 'Sans' is DejaVu or
if 'Sans' is from another package)

How reproducible:
Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Type the letters 'fi' into the search box in Firefox

Actual results:
Fonts are strangely hinted, as in the screenshot attached.

Expected results:
Kerning and hinting should be consistent.

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