In firefox with UI in Kannada, after recent updates kannada letters with 'dheerga' are not rendered properly. Please check the screenshot.




Graphics: Text
2 months ago
a month ago


(Reporter: akash akya, Unassigned)


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2 months ago
Created attachment 8931354 [details]

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:58.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/58.0
Build ID: 20171120142222

Steps to reproduce:

Im using firefox with kannada UI, after recent updates kannada letters with 'dheerga' are not rendered properly. Please check the screenshot. I dindt face this before update. Even some webpages also affected by this.

To reproduce, just open menu which have kannada letter.

Actual results:

Kannada alphabetes with 'dheerga' are not rendered properly

Expected results:

Kannada alphabetes with 'dheerga' should be rendered as before
Component: Untriaged → Layout: Text
Product: Firefox → Core
To help developers who are not very familiar with the Kannada writing system, please give a specific example of a word that shows the problem, with screenshots showing the difference between correct and incorrect display. Thanks!
Flags: needinfo?(akashh246)

Comment 2

2 months ago
Created attachment 8931843 [details]
Screenshot showing the difference

New screenshot is added showing the difference between Google Chrome rendering and Firefox rendering. the same applies to menu UI text.

I'm usnig Linux, I tested same text with different font size, this issue appears only for few font sizes, for others it works without any hiccup. so perhaps its anti-alias issue related to Linux?

As all menu text font size in firefox dev release is bigger than stable release, and as i mentioned earlier, issue appears only for perticular font size. This is there in Dev release menus but not in stable menus
Flags: needinfo?(akashh246)
It looks like this could be a freetype hinting issue, maybe dependent on the specific font hinting/rendering settings that are in effect. What font is being used for the Kannada text on your system?
Component: Layout: Text → Graphics: Text
Whiteboard: [gfx-noted]
Priority: -- → P3
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