Weird font display and print problems

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

RESOLVED WONTFIX
12 years ago
4 years ago

People

(Reporter: dsmutil, Unassigned)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Windows XP

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Description

12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9a3pre) Gecko/20070211 SeaMonkey/1.5a
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9a3pre) Gecko/20070211 SeaMonkey/1.5a

SeaMonkey 1.5a is breaking descenders, adding extra width on characters, sheering/ripping a line of text, and missing/misprinting characters. This especially happens while typing and editing or if there's a dialog box or DHTML that modifies or overlays the text.

Also, when printing, the fonts often appear as solid black bars.

Occurs on several different builds of 1.5a (even fresh installs in a new directory with a new profile) but doesn't occur at all with 1.1.

Reproducible: Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to a page with some editing (like https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/enter_bug.cgi) or some DHTML (like http://news.yahoo.com)
2. Occasional glyphs are misprinted, especially when first displayed. Seems to occur often when typing 'm's.
3.



Part of the display problem is trivial, but the broken printing is important.
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Comment 1

12 years ago
Created attachment 255868 [details]
Example of font problems (screen grabs and scans)

Attaching example of what I'm seeing. Several screen snapshots combined into one image, plus a clip from a printout.
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
This bug has been buried in the graveyard and has not been updated in over 5 years. It is probably safe to assume that it will never be fixed, so resolving as WONTFIX.

[Mass-change filter: graveyard-wontfix-2014-09-24]
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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Comment 3

4 years ago
I haven't seen this problem in a LONG time. I'd normally change to WFM but I'm not sure about the graveyard.
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