Closed Bug 1170953 Opened 7 years ago Closed 7 years ago
fontconfig platform fontlist does not distinguish between italic and oblique
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User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:41.0) Gecko/20100101 SeaMonkey/2.38a1 Build ID: 20150603003002 Steps to reproduce: Using a font that has both italic and oblique styles (such as Kinnari), display the following HTML: <!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <meta charset="UTF-8"> <title>Test of Kinnari font</title> </head> <body style="font:30px/36px 'Kinnari'"> <div>This is Kinnari regular.</div> <div style="font-style:oblique">This is Kinnari oblique.</div> <div style="font-style:italic">This is Kinnari italic.</div> </body> </html> Actual results: The bottom two lines are displayed in the same font, Kinnari Oblique Expected results: The bottommost line is supposed to be displayed in Kinnari Italic, just like in Gecko versions up to 40.
Attachment #8614574 - Attachment description: Screenshot of SeaMonkey 2.3 → Screenshot of SeaMonkey 2.33.1 (current rellease, Gecko rv:36)
Works Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:40.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/40.0 20150602004005 Fails Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:41.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/41.0 20150603030208 e10s status made no difference. Linux Mint KDE 17.1.
[Tracking Requested - why for this release]: Font rendering regression
Attachment #8614574 - Attachment description: Screenshot of SeaMonkey 2.33.1 (current rellease, Gecko rv:36) → Screenshot of SeaMonkey 2.33.1 (current release, Gecko rv:36)
Summary: The browser no longer distinguishes between italic and oblique → fontconfig platform fontlist does not distinguish between italic and oblique
Shouldn't be hard to add oblique matching. We skipped this because older API's didn't distinguish between italic/oblique but I think DirectWrite and fontconfig do, so it would be good to add this to the style matching code.
John, I am trying to follow up on FF41+ tracked bugs. Is this something that you are considering fixing for 41? If yes, it would be good if the patch is ready and uplifted by Beta6. Beyond that it would be tough to take any fixes unless the end-user impact is very high. Thanks.
The use of the fontconfig platform fontlist is disabled for beta/release builds so this should not be tracked for FF41.
FF41- based on comment 8. It is still tracked for 41. Perhaps someone should start investigating soon while 42 is in Aurora cycle.
John, is it also disabled in 42? Thanks
(In reply to Sylvestre Ledru [:sylvestre] from comment #10) > John, is it also disabled in 42? Thanks Nothing at this point has changed, beta/release builds do not use the fontconfig platform fontlist path. I have a patch for this in progress so when this should already be fixed whenever we remove the beta/release restriction.
This will be fixed by the more general bug, bug 543715.
OK, Updating the tracking flags accordingly.
Fixed by changes landed on bug 543715.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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