[Bug 961298] [hi_IN] Gnu free fonts rendering issues in gnome-shell

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Thu May 16 08:59:37 UTC 2013

Product: Fedora

Steve White <Stevan_White at hotmail.com> changed:

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--- Comment #4 from Steve White <Stevan_White at hotmail.com> ---
Hi, your friendly GNU FreeFont admin here.

This is a known problem, which has been repaired some time ago in SVN.

The 2012 release of GNU FreeFont was tested with Pango and Win XP, by native
speakers and by myself. The font shaping engine of Windows Vista and 7 is
substantially different from that of XP, and it was known at the time of the
previous release that this change resulted in wrong rendering in those systems,
much like the one described here.

Harfbuzz emulates these newer Windows shaping engines, and so the problem
arises there.

One of the main thrusts in FreeFont over the past year has been to re-engineer
the lookup tables to work with the newer font renderers.

As to when a new release will happen: I don't know -- soon, I hope.  Some
ranges of the font are not in a deliverable state at this time.  I'll renew my
efforts on this.

I'll continue the discussion in the GNU FreeFont bug report.


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