[Bug 648350] New: Proper Bold for Lohit Devanagari

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Summary: Proper Bold for Lohit Devanagari


           Summary: Proper Bold for Lohit Devanagari
           Product: Fedora
           Version: rawhide
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: medium
          Priority: low
         Component: lohit-devanagari-fonts
        AssignedTo: psatpute at redhat.com
        ReportedBy: ujjwol at fedoraproject.org
         QAContact: extras-qa at fedoraproject.org
                CC: fonts-bugs at lists.fedoraproject.org,
                    psatpute at redhat.com, i18n-bugs at lists.fedoraproject.org
    Classification: Fedora

Created attachment 456789
  --> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/attachment.cgi?id=456789
Picture showing the bold and regular typeface

Description of problem:
The existing font provided Lohit Devangari only contains the regular version.
It does not contain the bold version. When the computer generates bold using
the regular font, and the results are ugly. The siro-rekha is broken and many
other stuffs are also broken.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Exactly reproducible

Steps to Reproduce:
1.See any hindi/nepali/marathi/sanskrit pages in firefox with bold text
2. type devanagari text in openoffice and bold it

Actual results:
The a broken lohit devanagari font is displayed.

Expected results:
A well maintained bold should be shown.

Additional info:
The typographic value is lost when bold is used though it is still readable.

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