Large spacing between words in chrome and web pages.

RESOLVED INVALID

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RESOLVED INVALID
10 years ago
10 years ago

People

(Reporter: zaach, Unassigned)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Linux
Points:
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Description

10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.1.12) Gecko/20080201 Firefox/2.0.0.12 XPCOMViewer/1.0a1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9b5) Gecko/2008041514 Firefox/3.0b5

Original full report here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox-3.0/+bug/193108

Here's the summary:
Running Hardy 2.6.24-8-generic #1 SMP Thu Feb 14 20:40:45 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux

A recent update replaced Firefox 2.0.0.12 with Firefox 3.0b3. Upon loading Firefox 3 for the first time (after a system restart), spacing between words on all web pages and chrome pages were the width of 4-5 spaces instead of one. The only text not affected is the window titlebar.

Even in a newly created Hardy user account Firefox still has this appearance.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Launch Firefox or other Gecko 1.9 app
Actual Results:  
Words have larger than normal spacing between them.

Expected Results:  
Normal spacing.

Firefox Beta 2 didn't have this issue. First appeared with FFB3.

Comment 1

10 years ago
From https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox-3.0/+bug/193108/comments/16:

"The culprit appears to be the pango-graphite package. If I purge it, the Exceptions and spacing bugs go away, suggesting that Firefox has no clue how to deal with the Graphite extensions to TrueType/OpenType fonts."

Does it help if you remove that pango-graphite package from your system?

That may be a bug in pango-graphite, implying this one is INVALID.
Component: General → GFX: Thebes
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: general → thebes
Version: unspecified → Trunk
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Comment 2

10 years ago
Yep, switching it to INVALID.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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