Thunderbird 52.0.1 | Font name "Roboto Condensed" truncated to "Roboto" in font selector in compose window

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 1366373

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RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 1366373
2 years ago
a year ago

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(Reporter: leszek, Unassigned)

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Description

2 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/57.0.2987.133 Safari/537.36

Steps to reproduce:

After update to version 52.0.1 all the settings related to used fonts (while creating message) do not work properly. Depending on email address (two brands) I was using Roboto Condensed (Google Fonts) and Arial Narrow, which are installed properly, but they are missing on the list of available fonts.

I will be grateful for any help you can provide.

Comment 1

2 years ago
(please don't set security sensitive for non-sensitive bugs)
Group: mail-core-security

Comment 2

2 years ago
I'll try it if you tell me where to download those fonts.
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Comment 3

2 years ago
@ Wayne Mery | Sorry for my mistake!(In reply to Wayne Mery (:wsmwk, NI for questions) from comment #1)
> (please don't set security sensitive for non-sensitive bugs)

Sorry for my mistake! It was unintentional.
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Comment 4

2 years ago
(In reply to Jorg K (GMT+2) from comment #2)
> I'll try it if you tell me where to download those fonts.

Thank you for your reply! You can download the whole family of Roboto and Roboto Condensed fonts from fonts.google.com.

Here comes links: https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Roboto+Condensed and https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Roboto

Both types are installed properly, system recognises them as well as other apps. The only problem is that I cannot set Roboto Condensed for creating new mails, TB sees only Roboto font. The same concerns Arial font and its subtype Arial Narrow, TB sees only Arial, Arial Narrow is not visible.

PS. In previous version of TB, I think it was 45.x.x. all these fonts worked without any problem.

Comment 5

2 years ago
I installed "Roboto Condensed" and it works in TB 55 Daily but not TB 52 ESR where I only see "Roboto" as you reported.

We use Mozilla Core software as a basis for Thunderbird, so we just make a call to "give us all the available fonts" and if that returns the wrong list, well, we show the wrong list.

So Alice, can you help me here: Get the "Roboto Condensed" font from the link indicated.

Try to use it in a TB composition. Or maybe, use Firefox and check whether that font can be selected in their font chooser.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Flags: needinfo?(alice0775)

Updated

2 years ago
Summary: Thunderbird 52.0.1 | Missing fonts' subtypes → Thunderbird 52.0.1 | Font name "Roboto Condensed" truncated to "Roboto" in font selector in compose window

Comment 6

2 years ago
(In reply to Jorg K (GMT+2) from comment #5)
> I installed "Roboto Condensed"

How to download/install the font?
I can not find download link of it.
Flags: needinfo?(alice0775)

Comment 7

2 years ago
Created attachment 8859933 [details]
RobotoCondensed-Regular.zip

I took me a while to find the download link on that site :-(

Comment 8

2 years ago
(In reply to Jorg K (GMT+2) from comment #5)
> Try to use it in a TB composition. Or maybe, use Firefox and check whether
> that font can be selected in their font chooser.

It seems this is by design.
ControlPanel>font, Notepad.exe, Firefox and Thunderbird show "Roboto", "Arial".  But, they does not show "Roboto Condensed", "Arial Narrow".
On the other hand, wordpad.exe, Chrome and LibreOffice show "Roboto Condensed", "Arial" and "Arial Narrow".

Comment 9

2 years ago
Hmm. Windows 7, |CP > Fonts| shows "Roboto Condesed", Notepad shows "Roboto".

However, TB 55 Daily (a few days old) shows "Roboto Condesed". So whilst there seems to be something fishy with the font, Mozilla behaviour has also changed from TB 45 to 52 to 55.

Comment 10

2 years ago
I think that the difference is font enumeration method between DirectWrite and GDI.

In firefox3.6 GDI: "Roboto Condensed", "Arial Narrow"
In Firefox4.0 DirectWrite: "Roboto", "Arial"
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Comment 11

2 years ago
(In reply to Alice0775 White from comment #10)
> I think that the difference is font enumeration method between DirectWrite
> and GDI.
> 
> In firefox3.6 GDI: "Roboto Condensed", "Arial Narrow"
> In Firefox4.0 DirectWrite: "Roboto", "Arial"

Firstly, thank you very much for fast reaction and given replies. Unfortunately, since I am just an user, both GDI and DirectWrite says nothing to me. I only assume that one, is grouping fonts by families and other by font's name. I have checked Notepad and factually on the list with available fonts there is no Arial Narrow - there is only Arial, but narrow font can be find on other list showing all "subtypes" like Bold, Italic, Narrow ... and so on. While WordPad allows to list all fonts with their names, not families. It's strange and funny at the same time, but I have never noticed there are two ways ....

Anyway, my question now is, will you change the behaviour and method how TB sees the fonts? 

I can agree it's not end of the world, however it would be nice to have this functionality in new version of such fantastic mail client =)

I hope what I have requested is possible. 

In the meantime, thank you so much for your attention and participation.

Best regards,
Leszek

Comment 12

a year ago
Another bug was reported like this one, so let's dupe this to the newer bug which also contains a workaround, bug 1366373 comment #6.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: a year ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 1366373
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