SVG: embeded SVG font display badly (dotted) under Windows, and well under Linux (Ubuntu)




12 years ago
12 years ago


(Reporter: berteh, Unassigned)


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12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; fr; rv: Gecko/20061115 Ubuntu/dapper-security Firefox/
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20061206 Firefox/

I defined an SVG font (using batik-ttf2svg).

Its display in Firefox1.5.0.8 for Ubuntu (Dapper) is just fine, while under Firefox1.5.0.9 for Windows (XP) it is awfully dotted and unreadable.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. get the SCRIPTIN.ttf font from
2. get batik's binary distribution (for ttf2svg) from
3. make svg file from font by running: java -jar batik-ttf2svg.jar SCRIPTIN.ttf -l 48 -h 57 -o scriptina_testcard.svg -testcard
4. correct scriptina_testcard.svg header to display in firefox by setting beginning of content to 
<?xml version="1.0" standalone="no"?>

<svg width="100%" height="100%"   

(actually adding namespace and removing doc-type)

Actual Results:  
display the resul svg file in Firefox: will look great under Ubuntu and bad under Windows.

Expected Results:  
I'd like the font to display well under Windows too.

I'll try to attach a screenshot of the 2 displays and the generated svg font file... feel free to mail me if you want them.

I guess it is not a problem of batik's ttf2svg since the characters display well under Ubuntu.

Comment 1

12 years ago
Created attachment 249430 [details]
illustration of the bug

screenshot of svg font display under linux and windows; windows is brooken

Comment 2

12 years ago
Created attachment 249431 [details]
incriminated svg font file

example broken svg file.

displays badly under Windows with Firefox and well under Ubuntu with Firefox

Comment 3

12 years ago
Just tested with Minefield/Gran Paradiso Alpha 1 and it is not solved... still displaying badly.

for info: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9a1) Gecko/20061218 Minefield/3.0a1|

Comment 4

12 years ago
That svg is using tags from the font module which is not yet implemented in Firefox, see

Comment 5

12 years ago
not a bug but an implementation request than.

How can I vote for such implementation request?

It shows well on Ubuntu because the font is installed as system font, and displays better under Ubuntu than windows, even in OpenOffice.

Comment 6

12 years ago
changing to invalid as it is not-implemented feature and not a bug.
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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