User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9b5) Gecko/2008041514 Firefox/3.0b5 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9b5) Gecko/2008041514 Firefox/3.0b5 Some web pages have compressed/distorted text. Looks strange. A possible bug? Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. install ubuntu 8.04 rc on a dell inspiron 2200 2. go to web page above
Looks fine for me on Ubuntu Gutsy. Can you post a screenshot?
Component: General → GFX: Thebes
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: general → thebes
Version: unspecified → Trunk
Created attachment 317089 [details] reduced testcase The first thing would be to define "Text compressed". My understanding is that for instance the "e" and "c" of "select" are too close or "f" and "e" of "feature" are too far. Is this what you mean? On Hardy, the attached testcase seems to use the Helvetica font-family: it looks the same if I keep only "font-family: Helvetica". This font maps to: fc-match -v Helvetica|grep file: file: "/usr/share/fonts/type1/gsfonts/n019003l.pfb"(s) I guess that font is to be blamed, I get the same rendering with ftview: ftview -m "Please select any features you'd like" 13 /usr/share/fonts/type1/gsfonts/n019003l.pfb By the way, if you install msttcorefonts (apt-get install msttcorefonts), the testcase will match the Arial font, which uses: /usr/share/fonts/truetype/msttcorefonts/Arial.ttf The rendering is looking better (even with ftview ftview -m "Please select any features you'd like" 13 /usr/share/fonts/truetype/msttcorefonts/Arial.ttf ) If you don't want to install msttcorefonts, you could configure your ~/.fonts.conf fontconfig configuration to use something else than n019003l.pfb.
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