[Bug 523454] [ml_IN] Fontconfig settings for Meera font not working properly

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--- Comment #6 from Pravin Satpute <psatpute at redhat.com>  2009-09-29 11:29:27 EDT ---
(In reply to comment #0)
> Description of problem:
> Meera font has a scaling property defined in
> /etc/fonts/conf.d/90-smc-fonts.conf file. It has a 1.2 times size scaling. But
> in Fedora 11 this scaling is not working properly. When Meera font is selected
> with size say, 12 for the applications, window titles etc, the entire desktop
> get ugly with expanded and overlapped titlebars or strings in application.

IMHO reason behind this is font metrics of Meera

Rachana: Ascent: 1638, Descent: 410
Meera:  Ascent: 1147, Descent: 901
Lohit:  Ascent: 650, Descent: 374

looking at this Meera requires bit more vertical length of title bar for proper
rendering as compared to Lohit. With compared to Rachana it requires bit more
space below the character.

this Descent values is proper for Meera as there are some ligature required
this much below space


about Panel menus getting overlap is because SPACE character 0x0020, 

Meera : width = 563
Lohit : width = 350
Rachana : width = 466

see http://pravins.fedorapeople.org/Meera/lohit_space.png

so obviously Meera required more horizontal space as well, and panel menus
getting overlapped, it will be nice if we can reduce its space value little bit

There is problem with OpenOffice, it is somehow not using .conf file, i am
looking into it

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