fonts rendered incorrectly




11 years ago
11 years ago


(Reporter: vsviridov, Unassigned)


Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)



(3 attachments)



11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9b5) Gecko/2008032620 Firefox/3.0b5
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9b5) Gecko/2008032620 Firefox/3.0b5

inter-character spacing is invalid

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
Visited a page
Actual Results:  
Certain pieces of text are garbled, letters are positioned too close or even overlapping each other in some cases, or too far in other cases.

Expected Results:  
Good readability

Comment 1

11 years ago
Created attachment 313410 [details]
screenshot of the broken font

Comment 2

11 years ago
Created attachment 313411 [details]
portion of the underlying html that produces the rendering


11 years ago
Attachment #313411 - Attachment mime type: text/plain → text/html

Comment 3

11 years ago
Does loading trigger the bug for you?  (If not, you haven't included enough of the HTML+CSS.)
Component: General → Layout: Fonts and Text
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: general → layout.fonts-and-text

Comment 4

11 years ago
Created attachment 313663 [details]
Working test case

Added a working test case. Notice that link w/o "font-weight: bold" is rendered correctly character-spacing wise...

Comment 5

11 years ago
'tis but bizarre, but after a few restarts back and forth between FF2 and FF3b5 I can no longer reproduce the problem. Everything renders fine.

Comment 6

11 years ago
If you get into the buggy state again, please try to figure out which file in your Firefox profile is responsible for the difference between working correctly and not working correctly.  Maybe we'll be able to figure out a complete set of steps to reproduce based on that (and also determine whether it's a bug in Firefox, guess how many users it affects, etc).
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME

Comment 7

11 years ago
Actually there's only one profile, shared between both 2 and 3b5. And the bug has reappeared again with this testcase.

Comment 8

11 years ago
Ok.  Please create a new profile (but don't delete your old one), and see whether the bug exists there.  If not, try to figure out which file in your old profile is responsible for the difference (e.g. by copying files from your old profile to your new profile one at a time).
Resolution: WORKSFORME → ---

Comment 9

11 years ago
Ok, apparently the problem does not manifest itself with vanilla profile for both 2 and 3b5 (separate profiles for each instance). Guess that was a weird rare case that's hard to track.
> Gecko/2008032620 Firefox/3.0b5
> <font size="2" face="MS Sans Serif">

MS Sans Serif : SSERIFE.FON  MS Sans Serif font 8,10,12,14,18,24 (VGA)
Looks to be DUP of Bug 425336 which is problem after patch for Bug 424018.
See also Bug 426927. 
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