Closed Bug 637772 Opened 9 years ago Closed 9 years ago
Problem with multiple vowel diacritics on one consonant in SBL Hebrew font with Harfbuzz
Background: normally there can only be one vowel per consonant in vocalized Hebrew. However, there are a few exceptions to this rule in the Biblical text, for example יְרוּשָׁלִַם and יְרוּשָׁלִָם, two forms of the name Jerusalem. In most fonts, the sequence U+05DC HEBREW LETTER LAMED, U+05B7 HEBREW POINT PATAH (or U+05B8 HEBREW POINT QAMATS), U+05B4 HEBREW POINT HIRIQ is displayed badly with the two diacritics overwriting one another, and this is presumably a fault in the fonts which we can't do anything about. In the Ezra SIL font (available from http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?site_id=nrsi&id=EzraSIL_Home), the sequences are displayed correctly with or without harfbuzz turned on for Hebrew. In the SBL Biblical Hebrew font (available from http://www.sbl-site.org/educational/BiblicalFonts_SBLHebrew.aspx), the sequences are displayed correctly without harfbuzz, but with harfbuzz the base consonant, the two diacritics and the following consonants all get mushed together.
This is not actually a problem on current trunk, but happens if the patch in bug 635639 is applied.
Later patches in bug 635639 fixed this.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla2.0
Version: Trunk → Other Branch
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