Closed Bug 776967 Opened 10 years ago Closed 8 years ago
Font display issue with Fulah Unicode glyphs
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Copied from https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/forums/l10n-forum/708514 In Firefox localized pages, fonts don't display these characters correctly: Ɓ ɓ Ƴ ƴ Ŋ ŋ Ɗ ɗ... they seem to be replaced by a locally Unicode available font as shown on this picture. We should find a solution maybe by using more standard Unicode font or design these glyhs for the font that Mozilla is using on the website.
Thanks for the report.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 776905
Not a duplicate, Fulah is an African language with a couple special unique glyphs, I think Open Sans doesn't support it at all, I am almost sure that fixing bug 776905 won't solve this one.
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: DUPLICATE → ---
Component: www.mozilla.org → General
Product: Websites → www.mozilla.org
Four glyphs exactly (Extended Latin B) Ɓ ɓ Ƴ ƴ Ŋ ŋ Ɗ ɗ
Status: REOPENED → NEW
Component: General → Pages & Content
Thanks for the workaround. But maybe a Sans Serif font would match Open Sans better. Also, I believe Mozilla should not use a font that don't support languages that are active like Fulah. It is so easy for the creator of Open Sans to add Extended Latin glyphs!
Hey guys, good news! My favorite Japanese font family M+ has the missing glyphs and "M+ 2c light" could be a fine combination with Open Sans Light. See the attached screenshot. M+ is a free font, so we can borrow those glyphs. Do you wanna try it? http://mplus-fonts.sourceforge.jp/mplus-outline-fonts/design/index-en.html
Actually the Mozilla Japan Web site (mozilla.jp) had been using the M+ font family before replacing with a similar Web font.
Assignee: nobody → kohei.yoshino
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Commits pushed to master at https://github.com/mozilla/bedrock https://github.com/mozilla/bedrock/commit/abdbd718178216f780091f7b0a14611824ed42f3 Fix Bug 776967 - Font display issue with Fulah Unicode glyphs https://github.com/mozilla/bedrock/commit/066deaea150f9f32ae4a1d2b8a755f911c24d006 Merge pull request #1677 from kyoshino/bug-776967-fulah-font Fix Bug 776967 - Font display issue with Fulah Unicode glyphs
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 10 years ago → 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Comment on attachment 8373206 [details] /ff/firefox/new/ screenshot on Ubuntu Actually the current /ff/firefox/new/ page is an old version and Open Sans is no used. I think this fix is only for /ff/firefox/*/whatsnew/.
Attachment #8373206 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Open Sans is a very nice font but it lacks dozens of glyphs for non Western languages. It is a shame that Mozilla used such a limited font that does not cover most African languages. When we mean global, we mean more languages supported, don't we? Thanks all
I don't know if there is Open Sans alternatives. We cannot cover all languages with one single font. Technically it might be possible, but think about Asian languages; Japanese, my mother tongue, has thousands of characters and the size of the original M+ font file is 1.5 MB. It's still a subset of all Japanese characters. Forcing users to download a 1.5 MB font file is not acceptable, right? Luckily M+ is a free, good combination with Open Sans and it has many glyphs that are missing in Open Sans. Like Fulah, we can generate it's subset anytime to offer a great Web experience to everyone while reducing the bandwidth usage of users. It requires a little additional work but I believe it's a realistic approach.
FYI, the subset I have generated for Fulah is only 1.7 KB.
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