Closed Bug 283902 Opened 16 years ago Closed 13 years ago
Layout broke with Tahoma as Sans Serif on slashdot
.org with Firefox 1 .01
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050224 Firefox/1.0.1 Fedora/1.0.1-1.3.1 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050224 Firefox/1.0.1 Fedora/1.0.1-1.3.1 Links at slashdot.org are gettting their text length computed wrong when using MS Tahoma as the Sans Serif font. Other fonts do not appear to be impacted. The text for the link is longer than the space being left to paint it in. This causes some letters to be over written at either end of the link. Layout at this site was ok before the 1.01 release. Other sites don't have problems with tahoma. Probably an issue with the CSS style sheet slashdot is using? Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. set tahoma as san serif font 2. goto slashdot.org 3. look at layout problems Actual Results: Link text over writes normal text for a few characters at beginning and end of links. Expected Results: Text should not have been over written
Do you have a shorter testcase?
I'm just a slashdot user. I received Firefox 1.1 from Redhat Update2date and then browsed by slashdot.org and it was broken. Looking at the errors more closely it is italic links in flowing italic text that is broken. Most of the slashdot stories are italic so almost all of the stories look broken. Current top story has the italic phrase <i>... called <a>Rockbox</a></i>. The d and the R are painted on top of each other. My guess would be that the text length computation is using the non-italic length instead of the italic one. Italic on Tahoma may be slanted more than most fonts so the error is more visible.
caillon, is this pango fallout? Reporter, can you set the environment variable MOZ_DISABLE_PANGO to 1 and run Firefox? Do you still get the same rendering issue?
MOZ_DISABLE_PANGO to 1 fixes the layout problem [root@jonsmirl init.d]# rpm --query pango pango-1.6.0-7
Over to gfx. Note that this is only an issue with RedHat builds -- the mozilla.org builds don't use Pango yet. Caillon, what were you saying about there being no Pango bustage yet? ;)
Assignee: nobody → blizzard
Component: Layout → GFX: Gtk
QA Contact: layout → ian
Can you attach a screenshot and a dump of your preferences? I can't reproduce here.
Fonts are from latest Win2K service pack [jonsmirl@jonsmirl .fonts]$ ls -l /dos/winnt/ServicePackFiles/i386/tah* -l -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 260472 Jun 19 2003 /dos/winnt/ServicePackFiles/i386/tahomabd.ttf -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 265528 Jun 19 2003 /dos/winnt/ServicePackFiles/i386/tahoma.ttf [jonsmirl@jonsmirl .fonts]$
Screenshot makes it obvious that Italics text length is not being measured correctly.
Hello, i have similar problems under gentoo linux with firefox 1.0.1. The layout is broken on slashdot, see screenshots here: http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=83799 Regards Flo
Could this be a kerning issue with Tahoma? When I select italic text and move the selection around, letters in unselected text are jumping around to all different kerning positions.
The patch to fix this should have been shipped in the update for firefox that recently went out with the security update - the other distros should pick it up, too. Since this code hasn't even made it upstream to mozilla yet I'm marking as fixed.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
The code for this has finally made it into the distributed browser. You have fixed the problems with the layout length. But the line still shimmers as you move the selection around. The shimmering is caused because the intercharacter spacing of the words to the right of the selection changes depending on which characters have been selected. The problem is generic with italic text, slashdot is just a good place to see it. I tried several fonts, most work. MS Tahoma, MS Comic Sans, FuturaBlack MT, Impact and Pigiarniq are still broken. Set one of these as you sans-serif font. To see the problem go to slashdot and start selecting characters on a line in italics. The rest of the line to the right of the selection will shimmer as the glyphs jump around one pixel to the left or right depending on the length of the select at the start of the line. Non-italic text is ok.
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: FIXED → ---
I am running firefox 1.5rc3 on OSX (10.4.3). I get the same problem with the default Times 16 font. This problem occurs on other pages too, but it is most obvious with SlashDot. I have attached a small screenshot.
I've noticed a similar layout glitch in one of my web pages. I have made a cut-down version of the page that shows the same problem at <http://www.alleged.org.uk/pdc/2005/gentium-test.html>. The screen capture shows the same page in Safari Version 2.0.2 (416.13) and in Mozilla Firefox 1.5 (Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051111 Firefox/1.5) on Mac OS X 10.4.3 The font in this case is not Tahoma but Gentium <http://scripts.sil.org/gentium/>, a freely downloadable font I've installed on my PowerBook at home and on a PC at work. Firefox on Windows XP does *not* show the same display glitch: only the Mac OS X version does. Also, transitions between roman and italic text is sometimes the cause but not always: underlined link text also ends up mushed up against the previous word.
Does this bug still occur in a recent trunk build? http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/latest-trunk/
Whiteboard: pango → [CLOSEME 07/01] [pango]
No response - works for me
Status: REOPENED → RESOLVED
Closed: 16 years ago → 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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