nsFontMetricsGTK/nsFontMetricsXlib cannot find correct jisx0201 fonts




18 years ago
11 years ago


(Reporter: shom, Assigned: jshin1987)



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18 years ago
bugzilla-jp : 1538

on Unix, nsFontMetricsGTK finds illegal jisx0201 fonts.

Test Page :
http://bugzilla.mozilla.gr.jp/showattachment.cgi?attach_id=361Illegal shot :

My setting: 

  System has XLFDs below (all of them are scalable font : ttf)


  Mozilla prefs for Japanese fonts (0.9.5) :

    serif : mspmincho
    sans-serif : mspgothic
    proportional : sans-serif

see http://bugzilla.mozilla.gr.jp/showattachment.cgi?attach_id=362

1st section : font face name is nothing, then use prop=sans-serif=mspgothic. OK.

2nd section : font face name is "MS-Mincho" in Japanese. Because  mozilla
currently cannot treat non-ascii familynames, it's ignored. then use
prop=sans-serif=mspgothic. OK.

3rd section : font face name is "msmincho". System has
-microsoft-msmincho-...-c-{iso88591-1,jisx0201.1976-0,jisx0208.1983-0}, so
mozilla should use these fonts (fontset), but Katakana(jisx0201) seems
mspgothic. BAD.

4th section : font face name is "serif" (generic), then use serif=mspmincho. OK.



I tested on 0.9.5/Linux with this patch.



All OK.

Comment 1

18 years ago
Created attachment 58317 [details] [diff] [review]

Can somebody review this patch?

Comment 2

18 years ago
shanjian: can you review his patch?  It's in linux GTK.
Assignee: yokoyama → shanjian
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 3

18 years ago
Koike, refers to bug 81528, you fix will broke that one, and it is much more 
serious. In bug 81528, bstell does realize that in certain situation, his method 
of checking for empty fonts will disable some of the fonts. We have to find a 
new way to detect empty font. 

Comment 4

17 years ago
I am very aware the the test for "empty" fonts can disable valid fonts.

A better solution would be nice.

Comment 5

17 years ago
But I do not know a better solution. 

So the choices available right now are:

  do not check and display blank (read: unreadable) chars

  do check and disable some valid fonts

Comment 6

17 years ago
Target Milestone: --- → Future


17 years ago
Summary: nsFontMetricsGTK cannot find correct jisx0201 fonts → nsFontMetricsGTK/nsFontMetricsXlib cannot find correct jisx0201 fonts

Comment 7

17 years ago
Comment on attachment 58317 [details] [diff] [review]

The patch does not patch the nsFontMetricsXlib code... ;-(
Attachment #58317 - Flags: needs-work+

Comment 8

17 years ago
Created attachment 76224 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch for 2002-03-23-08-trunk (both GTK+ and Xlib fontmetrics)
Attachment #58317 - Attachment is obsolete: true

Comment 9

17 years ago
Let me state explicitly that I do not intend to make comment or review the
attachment. It is my time to step aside and it is time for Shanjian to be the 
GTK font master.

Comment 10

17 years ago
has this patch been tested to see if it regresses bug 81528 ?

Comment 11

17 years ago
Brian Stell wrote:
> has this patch been tested to see if it regresses bug 81528 ?

I do not have Redhat Japanese 6.2 ... I can't test it... ;-(

Comment 12

17 years ago
Changed QA contact to ylong@netscape.com since she is QA contact in the related
bug 81528 .

QA Contact: teruko → ylong

Comment 13

17 years ago
can you arrange a test build for IQA to test against?

Comment 14

17 years ago
Brian Stell wrote:
> can you arrange a test build for IQA to test against?

I can provide a test build for Solaris/SPARC - does thaht help ?

Comment 15

17 years ago
humm... the problem was Redhat 6.2


Comment 16

17 years ago
attachment 35436 [details] [diff] [review] in bug 81528 is invalid.

It invalidates ALL valid jisx0201 font entries generated by X-TT with -c-
spacing. X-TT does not add xFont->per_char with -c- spacing.

X-TT is defacto standard X TrueType renderer in Japan.
I think all Linux ditributions for Japanese use X-TT.

Mutsumi Ishikawa, generator of watanabe.ttf & wadalab.ttf, says
they have error. Fixed ttf is here.


update package for RH6.2J is not found.

# I don't know about cns11643...

Comment 17

17 years ago
> attachment 35436 [details] [diff] [review] in bug 81528 is invalid.

Attachment 35436 [details] [diff] detects JISX201 fonts that are lacking ascii glyphs. If these 
fonts are used then Japanese pages show blank areas where the ascii should be.

Has anyone tested that the new attachment retains this required safeguard?


Comment 18

17 years ago

I tested the routine on my machine, it invalidates many valid fonts.

Comment 19

17 years ago
Created attachment 104821 [details]
fonttest.cpp : test program

Comment 20

17 years ago
Created attachment 104822 [details]

kochi-gothic is valid, but NOPCHAR.
wadalab-gothic is invalid, but not EMPTY.


17 years ago
Attachment #104821 - Attachment mime type: application/octet-stream → text/plain

Comment 21

17 years ago
Ishikawa-san said watanabe.ttf / wadalab.ttf has no glyph for jisx0201.

So, jisx0201 entries of /usr/lib/X11/TrueType/fonts.dir in RHL6.2J is INVALID.
It's nonsense. MISTAKE OF RHL6.2J.

# I confirmed that these ttfs has no glyph for jisx0201 with ftview

Comment 22

17 years ago
> it invalidates many valid fonts.

Yes, but how would we detect the invalid ones?

Comment 23

17 years ago
> Yes, but how would we detect the invalid ones?

I believe it is impossible to detect them without scanning all glyph patterns :(

Isn't it possible to use pref("font.x11.rejectfontpattern",
"fnames=-(wadalab|watanabe)-.*-jisx0201.*; ...") ?

The fndry "watanabe" and "wadalab" is very famous for Japanese (watanabe.ttf,
wadalab.ttf). And now we know they don't have glyphs for jisx0201.

# I don't know about sun-ming-cns11643-[12] (related bug 67732, bug 81528).

Comment 24

17 years ago
Font banning would be a more intelligent solution but when font banning enabled 
the startup performance suffered so it had to be turned off. Until that is 
fixed we cannot use it. :(

> I believe it is impossible to detect them without scanning all glyph patterns 

Actually, that's not a totally unreasonable thing to do. Moz already has font
catalog code for the direct FreeType2 code. I remember seeing a posting in the
last few months that some other project scans all the fonts for glyphs.

Another option to accessing Truetype is to use the Truetype fonts via a FreeType 
interface such as the direct FreeType code or Xft. In the near future the
direct FreeType path will also support printing (Truetype -> Postscript).


Comment 25

17 years ago
fummm.... I feel so > starting performance issue

# It should be added ONLY for RH6.2J :b

Yes, FT2/Xft is very good solution, I think too. But many Japanese (and Chinese,
Korean) cannot be satisfied because lack of Oblique/Italic/Bold valiants for any
I know no TTF set for screen display with Oblique/Italic/Bold valiants.
TTF renderer of Windows/Mac generates them with calcuration.

If such set would be, they need many many memory.. (about 8M * 4 for each set)
XTT in X is not maintained any more (and has some bugs) but we (and all CJK
users, I think) use it because it has "glyph morphing" feature. It can generate
Oblique/Bold glyphs from normal glyphs.

attachment 35436 [details] [diff] [review] rejects all jisx0201 pseudo fonts  XTT generated with -c-
spacing. We cannot use scalable(TTF) ASCII glyphs on all Japanese pages.
XTT doesn't generate per_char FontStruct for performance.

# If mozilla (or freetype, Xft) could generate them, we can say good-bye to suck

Comment 26

16 years ago
Created attachment 122994 [details]
Screenshot(Vine Linux 2.6)

"Bugzilla Bug 108412" is displayed in ugly font.

Should we still care about RedHat 6.2?

Comment 27

14 years ago
shanjian is no longer working on mozilla for 2 years and these bugs are still
here. Mark them won't fix. If you want to reopen it, find a good owner first. 
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX

Comment 28

14 years ago
Mass Re-assigning bugs that Frank Tang Closed on March 1st Spam is his fault

Mass Re-Open to follow
Assignee: shanjian → nobody

Comment 29

14 years ago
Mass Bug Re-Open of bugs Frank Tang Closed with no good reason. Spam is his
fault not my own
Resolution: WONTFIX → ---

Comment 30

14 years ago
Reassigning Franks old bugs to Jungshik Shin for triage - Sorry for spam
Assignee: nobody → jshin1987

Comment 31

12 years ago
Should this bug be WONTFIX?
Since GTK+1/Xlib code was removed by bug 326152.

Comment 32

12 years ago
(In reply to comment #31)
> Should this bug be WONTFIX?
> Since GTK+1/Xlib code was removed by bug 326152.
I seconded.
GTK2 uses fontconfig and fontconfig uses font set.
So we don't need to fix this.

Comment 33

11 years ago
resolution as suggested.
Last Resolved: 14 years ago11 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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