Google webfont 'Basic' has a bogus rendering of 'gg' characters sequence when contextual alternates is on.

RESOLVED FIXED

Status

Tech Evangelism
Desktop
RESOLVED FIXED
4 years ago
4 years ago

People

(Reporter: karlcow, Assigned: karlcow)

Tracking

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(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: [font] [sitewait], URL)

(Assignee)

Description

4 years ago
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #1046303 +++

Steps to reproduce:

Use a word with the character sequence "gg" (e.g. eggplant) in an html page and set 'font-family' to 'Basic' after including the webfont 'Basic':
http://www.google.com/fonts/specimen/Basic

Example:
- http://jsbin.com/bojonefa/1


Actual results:

The character sequence "gg" gets rendered as "xg" where the colors of the "x" are inverted. This happens only if the webfont 'Basic' is used.
I experienced this issue in FF 30 and 31.

Other online Examples:
- http://veliawortman.net/therapists/goetz.html
- http://www.mansmarbles.com/#!Gold-Digger-Prank-/c14e7/CAF1CEA1-5502-468D-838F-8FE348926AC1


This is a font bug. That font has a 'calt' (contextual alternates) feature that replaces 'g' with .notdef when followed by another 'g'.

You can see the same behavior in Chrome if you set

  -webkit-font-feature-settings: "calt" on;
(Assignee)

Comment 1

4 years ago
Google has been contacted today.
Whiteboard: [font] → [font] [sitewait]

Comment 2

4 years ago
Font bug as far as I'm concerned.

Comment 3

4 years ago
Can’t replicate on current trunk nightly (OS X).
(Assignee)

Comment 4

4 years ago
Yes this has been fixed! Thanks Robin.
And Google Team.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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