Garbled fonts on certain web pages on Linux (vertical bars instead of text)

RESOLVED EXPIRED

Status

RESOLVED EXPIRED
14 years ago
10 years ago

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(Reporter: zorin, Assigned: blizzard)

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x86
Linux

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Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0

On some web pages, including this one:

http://news.zdnet.co.uk/0,39020330,39173517,00.htm

...fonts will render as vertical bars instead of text. The problem can be solved
by checking the "Always use my fonts" checkbox in the fonts dialog, so it may be
some issue with the font name the page requests.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Visit the above webpage on Firefox/Linux on Fedora Core 2.
2. Notice fonts as vertical bars.


Actual Results:  
Fonts render incorrectly as vertical bars.

Expected Results:  
Text should be rendered correctly. If per-chance the requested font is not on
the system, the default font of that type should be used instead.

Note screenshot attached.
(Reporter)

Comment 1

14 years ago
Created attachment 166015 [details]
Screenshot of bad fonts

Here is the screenshot demonstrating the bug.
Sounds like either a bug in the font or a bug in XFT...
Assignee: nobody → blizzard
Component: Layout: Fonts and Text → GFX: Gtk
QA Contact: core.layout.fonts-and-text → ian
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Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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