[Fwd: Re: Request for review and advice on wqy-bitmap-fonts fontconfig settings]

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at behdad.org
Tue Dec 4 02:01:31 UTC 2007

On Sat, 2007-12-01 at 15:22 -0500, Qianqian Fang wrote:
> 1. on the zhCN screenshot, in the sans-serif test block, the text of 
> "... lasy dog 0123456789"
>    you can see the numbers were rendered by wqy bitmap fonts, rather 
> than the smooth
>    Dejavu. This also happened for all Chinese webpages, when a number 
> follows a Chinese
>    character. I was told that this is a bug in Pango, Behdad, do you 
> have some insight on this?

My insight is, well, you are getting what you asked for.  This is where
some people track this issue, but I've got used to ignoring it:


> 2. the date-time applet used reversed language on both screenshots, I 
> believe this is Gnome's bug.

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