Thursday, 18 February 2016

Re: Font weirdness with today's dist-upgrade on Xenial

Hi Barry,

On 2016-02-18 11:34 AM, Barry Warsaw wrote:
> I have noticed a strange font problem with today's Xenial dist-upgrade, and
> I'm wondering if anybody else has seen anything, or has any information. I'm
> happy to file bugs, if I can figure out where to file them. :/
>
> So far, I've only noticed the problem in claws-mail, but since I'm running the
> exact same version both before and after the problematic dist-upgrade, I don't
> believe the bug is there. Something Else has changed, but I haven't figure
> out what yet.
>
> Fortunately, I have a VM on which I can take disk snapshots so I've proven to
> myself that I'm not hallucinating. I took a screen capture before and after a
> dist-upgrade and there is very definitely some font display differences.
> Claws is configured to use Sans 10 in the summary display and Ubuntu Mono 14
> in the message display.
>
> After the dist-upgrade, Sans is looking a little more vertically squished and
> Ubuntu Mono is looking a bit more horizontally spread out.
>
> I can post some sanitized before and after screenshots if needed. I may have
> to bisect the dist-upgrade to find the culprit.
>
> Has anybody else seen very recent font weirdness?
>

That's probably because I finally removed the precise-era
revert_scalable_fonts_metric.patch patch. Upstream freetype says it's wrong, and
other distros don't carry it.

Marc.



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