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Bug#254670: marked as forwarded ((no subject))

Subject: Bug#254670: marked as forwarded (no subject)
From: Debian Bug Tracking System
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 00:03:14 -0800
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Subject: (forw) Re: Bug#254113: New version of ttf-freefont to test
From: Christian Perrier
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 08:49:36 +0100
Primoz, could you have a look at Debian bug #254113 ?


This is a very long story about spacing problems in
Freefont. Surprisingly, noone seems to have ever talked of this with
you...at least publically....

The spasing problems is pretty easy to reproduce, as one of the people
who talked about this bug wrote:

Just use OpenOffice Writer, insert some text and swith to/from one of
the Free* fonts to/from another font. For instance from Arial to
FreeSans and back...

If you read the above, you'll see that the bug has been opened and
closed a few times but it is at least present with the Debian
packages of 20060126 and those of 20051206...

----- Forwarded message from Russ Allbery <[email protected]> -----

From: Russ Allbery <[email protected]>
To: Christian Perrier <[email protected]>
Cc: Jan Willem Stumpel <[email protected]>,
        Josh Triplett <[email protected]>, [email protected],
        [email protected], [email protected],
        Thomas Hood <[email protected]>,
        Nicolas Barbier <[email protected]>,
        Cedric Blancher <[email protected]>
Subject: Re: Bug#254113: New version of ttf-freefont to test
Organization: The Eyrie
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006 23:29:59 -0800

Christian Perrier <[email protected]> writes:

> So, I can only confirm this problem. However I really fail to see why
> this should be release critical. One may certainly tag it as "important"
> but I somewhat object to it being "grave".

It makes the font ugly to the point of unreadability when used as a
primary font, such as for a web browser.  That's how many of us are using
it from prior experience with this problem.  It's bad enough that the font
is basically unusable for me as long as it has this bug, which is the
criteria for grave.

This bug was fixed and stayed fixed for a long time, but was just
reintroduced in the upload of a new version.

Russ Allbery ([email protected])               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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