correctly installed italic fonts are not shown by mozilla



Core Graveyard
GFX: Gtk
15 years ago
7 years ago


(Reporter: Klaus P. Kuhlemann, Unassigned)


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(Whiteboard: [GTK1 only], URL)



15 years ago
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040207 Firefox/0.8

In the page the text in the first part (Tahoma +1 <i>)
is not shown in italic. This font is installed and correctly rendered by Opera
and Konqueror om the same SuSE 9.0 system. Preferences are set correctly.  

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Open a page with a part designed for Tahoma, size "+1", <i>
2.The font is not shown italic.

Actual Results:  
Wrong rendering of the Tahoma ttf.

Expected Results:  
Rendering the text italic as designed.

This is a Linux-specific bug shown by firefox 0.8 final and Mozilla 1.6 final
In Windows, the fonts are displayed correctly.

Comment 1

15 years ago
I can't make tahoma cursive either - but as it turns out, I don't have an italic
version of tahoma installed. Do you?

xlsfonts |grep tahoma

Only two regular versions of it here - medium and bold weight, from the MS
webfonts collection.
Summary: correctly installed italic fonts are not shown by mozilla → correctly installed italic fonts are not shown by mozilla
Assignee: nobody → blizzard
Component: Layout: Fonts and Text → GFX: Gtk
QA Contact: core.layout.fonts-and-text → ian

Comment 2

15 years ago
RKAA - that is true, I installed my Tahoma, which was not in the Microsoft 
collection I got via Suse, setting a link to the .ttf-font installed in a
Windows system on the same machine. But you are right, even in this Windows
folder, there is no "Tahoma italic" file. So the Browser and other programs have
a feature to show fonts italic even if this is not installed like they do with
the size and the weight of the fonts when css is used. This seems to be broken
in Mozilla. In every other appplication without NS 4.8, Firefox and Mozilla 1.6,
I can use italic Tahoma, even in KWord and Konqueror. If this font would not be
installed, the browser should show one of the other fonts described in the
website: "Tahoma,Verdana,Arial,Helvetica". But it is clearly visible Tahoma.   
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Comment 4

13 years ago
This is still present in latest seamonkey gtk1 - builds only, the (newer)
gtk2-build and firefox -even konqueror and Opera- render the italic fonts
correctly. I think that is a gtk1 problem only.
Inbetween I updated completly my linux system from suse 8.2 over 9.0 to suse 9.3 
and got every time this behaviour using a gtk1 build.. Could someone visit with a gtk1 build to confirm?

Assignee: blizzard → nobody
QA Contact: ian → gtk
Whiteboard: [GTK1 only]


10 years ago
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
Since we no longer support GTK1 in any way, closing.
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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