Thursday, 18 February 2016

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

On 2016-02-18 12:46 PM, Marc Deslauriers wrote:
> 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.

Forgot to specify the package: freetype.

Marc.



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