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This problem occurs for me, if a text is rendered in parts with different sizes and weight such as on the result page of the google page, or if you watch a table where cellpadding and cellspacing is small enough. The problem is that some words overdraw others which wasn't obviously meant. This problem first occurs since I installed mandrake 8.0 but maybe it visible on other distributions too. I'm using the nvidia driver 769 for my Geforce DDR an the resolution is set to 1280x1024 (75 dpi). With the latest build (20010502) this problem still exists.
in the last nightly build (20010530) the problem still exist. My configuration is: NVIDIA GeForce DDR with nvidia's driver ver 1.0.1251 Mandrake 8.0 XFree 4.0.3 This is an extreme ugly bug.
It's still there in CVS Jun 7, 8 am. I also started seeing this bug with Mandrake 8.0. It seems to occur with Arial-type fonts.
I am also seeing this bug, also in Linux-Mandrake 8.0. I have tried a variety of things to fix this and nothing has helped. I've imported fonts from Windows to see if those render more properly - to no avail. I'm not sure if it is restricted to arial type fonts, either - the overlapping of table borders seems to be regardless of font type. I do not see this bug in nightly builds on MacOS 9.1 or Win98, so it appears restricted to Linux, probably LM 8.0. From what I can determine of the font subsystem, it is using: XFree86-4.0.3 XFree86-xfs-4.0.3 This is a severe problem for users of Mandrake Linux. I am not entirely positive that ALL users of LM are affected, but since I've been utterly unable to fix the problem, I assume most are. It may not be a problem in Mozilla necessarily, but certainly a compatibility issue. Also note: this problem does not appear in Netscape Communicator 4.7x using the same fonts on the same system - so it is not ENTIRELY a problem for LM 8.0.
Temporary (?) fix found - In Mozilla, go to Edit~Preferences...~Appearance~Fonts and deselect "Allow documents to use other fonts". This fixed the problem right away for me (I went straight to Google and checked). Here's what I don't know: why? This solution came from alt.os.linux.mandrake - a kind soul had the same problem. Regards - Brice.
*** This bug has been confirmed by popular vote. ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
I think it is a bug in drakfont-0.58-13.1mdk. (I will file a bugreport in their bugzilla, if there is alread one) This bug appeared first after I updated from drakfont-0.58-11mdk to this version. To fix it, do the following: Replace drakfont-0.58-13.1mdk by the old drakfont-0.58-11mdk with rpm -Uvh --force drakfont-0.58-11mdk.i586.rpm Remove the fonts installed with drakfont in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/drakfont (you can create a backup of this directory if you like) with drakfont -k (Might be necessary: Restart xfs with /etc/rc.d/init.d/xfs stop /etc/rc.d/init.d/xfs start ) Add the fonts again with drakfont. Restart mozilla. Now a pages are displayed correctly again.
Reassigning to ftang.
Assignee: karnaze → ftang
It seems we need to address this in the release not. Move to bstell and target moz1.0 for release note.
Assignee: ftang → bstell
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla1.0
FWIW, I'm using drakfont-0.58-11mdk and I still see the problem. Deselecting the "Use other fonts" options works, though, but I find that the documents look much less interesting.
In fact I now also think that it's not the version of drakfont but the windows fonts themselves. I got rid of the bug be removing my windows fonts on the linux side with drakfont -k and reinstall them again from my windows partition. A guess: Before I had reinstalled the 16 bit versions of the fonts which can be downloaded from the microsoft website were (also) installed. Now I have installed only the 32bit versions. At the moment I do not have the link to the corresponding microsoft site, but I can search for it.
Yes, I'd like that. My fonts were taken from my Win2K installation. Aren't those supposed to be 32bit fonts?
Here is a list of the fonts which work: AriBlk.ttf Georgiaz.ttf Verdana.ttf arial.ttf courbi.ttf times.ttf Comic.ttf Impact.ttf Verdanab.ttf arialbd.ttf couri.ttf timesbd.ttf ComicBD.ttf Trebuc.ttf Verdanai.ttf arialbi.ttf fonts.dir timesbi.ttf Georgia.ttf Trebucbd.ttf Verdanaz.ttf ariali.ttf l_10646.ttf timesi.ttf Georgiab.ttf Trebucbi.ttf Webdings.ttf cour.ttf lucon.ttf Georgiai.ttf Trebucit.ttf andalemo.ttf courbd.ttf symbol.ttf This is a list of the old fonts, which didn't work. ARIAL.ttf Georgiaz.ttf Webdings.ttf courbi.ttf starmath.ttf ARIALBD.ttf Impact.ttf andalemo.ttf couri.ttf symbol.ttf ARIALBI.ttf TIMES.ttf arial.ttf fonts.dir tahoma.ttf ARIALI.ttf TIMESBD.ttf arialbd.ttf helb____.ttf timb____.ttf AriBlk.ttf TIMESBI.ttf arialbi.ttf helbi___.ttf timbi___.ttf COUR.ttf TIMESI.ttf ariali.ttf helcb___.ttf times.ttf COURBD.ttf Trebuc.ttf arib____.ttf helcbi__.ttf timesbd.ttf COURBI.ttf Trebucbd.ttf arir____.ttf helci___.ttf timesbi.ttf COURI.ttf Trebucbi.ttf chvor___.ttf helcr___.ttf timesi.ttf Comic.ttf Trebucit.ttf chvr____.ttf heli____.ttf timi____.ttf ComicBD.ttf Verdana.ttf cogb____.ttf helr____.ttf timr____.ttf Georgia.ttf Verdanab.ttf cogr____.ttf l_10646.ttf wingding.ttf Georgiab.ttf Verdanai.ttf cour.ttf lucon.ttf Georgiai.ttf Verdanaz.ttf courbd.ttf starbats.ttf I guess, one (or more) of them is somehow broken. When I reinstall all these fonts, the same error reappears.
is this the same bug as 59915?
Yes, it would certainly appear that this bug is a duplicate of 59915 (though approached slightly differently).
*** Bug 59915 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I have seen these problems with RedHat 6.2 and XFree86 from CVS (tested all the 4.0.x versions). The page I have most often seen problems with is: http://www.zdnet.com
What's staus on this: I'm seeing this on www.mozillazine.org quite often :(
It's on my list of things I to look (near the top). I'd like to fix it but with the current state of checkin restrictions (fix must be very low risk) from now till moz 1.0 I will not know if a fix is possible before then.
*** Bug 88219 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
just for the record: I am very interested in this as I really want to move the Linux Moz client to newer outline font technology. I just got a new system to run Redhat 7.1 on and as soon as it is up an fully running I will look at this bug.
On that note - I'd love to help out with getting Mozilla to use rendered fonts (I assume that's what you referred to?). I have a XF4.1 setup that works with rendered fonts and I can help test things or whatever else you might have me do. I've been wanting to get involved in Moz for a while, but haven't found an area that I'm really interested in :). This is definitely one of those areas. Getting Moz on Linux to look as nice as Moz on my Mac (OS 9.1) w/ ATM rendered fonts would be seriously sweet. Sign me up.
I am getting this too. I also have Mandrake 8 but did not have a problem until downloading Mozilla 0.9.2 Fonts overlap each other and so do frames. For example I was looking at the story about John Le Carre in the Sunday Times (www.sunday-times.co.uk) and the picture of his father was cutting off the ends of all of the adjacent words. I assume that this is a tweak to the rendering engine but I don't have a clue really!
*** Bug 87886 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Marking mostfreq at 10 dups.
Steven: 1) If you use a 0.9.1 build does the problem go away? 2) Do you have true type fonts loaded on your system?
This bug is a problem for me too (I'm using Mandrake 8, Mozilla 0.9.1). It only seems to happen with TrueType fonts, though. I have not tried any of the mentioned workarounds, nor Mozilla 0.9.2.
Created attachment 41521 [details] image of attachment 78643 [details] [diff] [review] on Redhat 6.2 system showing overlap
I got the freetype font from bug 63831: > ------- Additional Comments From Stanislav Brabec 2001-04-05 15:37 ------- > ... > I have placed few problematic fonts at > ftp://ftp.penguin.cz/pub/users/utx/temp/X11_winfonts.tar.gz > You can download them, add then to fontpath, restart mozilla
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Target Milestone: mozilla1.0 → mozilla0.9.3
can one of the developers who see this problem try this fix for bug 63831 http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/showattachment.cgi?attach_id=41534 and see if it also fixes this bug? thanks
Jacek: what are the other bug numbers?
The problem is clearly some difference of 16 and 32 bit fonts, I upgraded main truetype fonts to current versions (should be 32-bit...) with a TT-fetching script that SuSE provide in their distribution (so that all their users can get to use TT fonts, fetching directly from M$) - and now Moz displays everything OK!
the fix for bug 63831 (now checked in) should fix this. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 63831 ***
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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